How Do You Make an Easter Carrot Wreath?
This is such a fun project. I dyed fabric using real carrots and created this beautiful carrot wreath with the material.
Here is the list of supplies you will need:
- Carrots, I used 2 lbs of carrots to dye three yards of fabric.
- Muslin fabric, I used 1.5 yards of bleached white muslin and 1 yard of natural muslin
- Boiling water
- Disposable pan to dye the fabric
- Two candy can wire wreath frames
- Burlap covered wire
- Good sharp scissors; these are my favorite scissors
- Faux greenery for the top of the carrot or curly willow and greens
Grate two lbs. of carrots into a large silver disposable pan. Boil an entire teapot of water and pour over the carrots. Let this steep for 30-40 minutes.
Strain the carrots from the liquid and discard the carrots.
Dip the fabric into the dye mixture and leave until you have reached the desired color. I used both white and ivory muslin so I would get a variety of colors. I also left some pieces int eh dye longer then others.
Place the fabric outside to dry.
Tear the fabric into one-inch strips. cut about a one-inch slit at the top of the material and then tear the strips. You want the rough edge, so do not cut the strips.
Cut the strips into 7" length pieces
Wire two candy cane wreath frames together to create a carrot shape.
Use a heavier wire to create a V at the end where the two candy canes meet. I used a jute-covered wire, but this is not necessary. Just make sure it is heavy enough to hold. I also ran a few strands of this wire up the middle where you see the two lines. It would help if you had this to add the fabric to where there is no wire on the frame.
Now, you want to connect your fabric strips to the wireframe, one at a time. Fold one strip in half and place the bottom loop of the fabric under the wire. Then put the two ends of the strip through the loop at the end of the material strip and pull tight.
Alternate the colors of fabric you use and continue the same process on the entire wreath.
Continue the process until the entire wreath is covered.
Buy a single bunch of greens from Joannes, and simply stick the base of it through the frame on the back. This creates your carrot top.