I love decorating my house for Easter, and these DIY twine carrots are rustic and adorable – and super easy to make!
Now that Christmas is over, the snowfall we have here in the midwest – along with the below freezing temps – feel absolutely pointless. I’m ready for spring! I’ve been looking for some rustic spring decor for our new house to try to fake my mind into thinking that spring is just around the corner. Many others must feel the same way because rustic seems to be the hot decor theme, as indicated by the expensive price tag on the items that I love. Instead of paying the high price tag, I’ve decided to make some of my own.
The couple that crafts together, stays together, apparently. These twine carrots were a bit tricky at first to figure out, but luckily I get by with a little help from an unlikely source, my husband! How great is that?
I love the look of these, sitting in a little basket on the table in our entryway. With a few logistical fixes by my husband and some creative additions by me, we created a very cute set of carrots with a rustic feel that are perfect for Easter!
This inexpensive grapevine wire is perfect for the body of the carrots. It’s the same type of grapevine – or twine wrapped wire – that is used to make wreaths. I’d buy extra if you’re able because it really comes in handy for so many other projects.
How To Make DIY Twine Carrots
For the body of the carrot, we found that foam cones work best and they’re super cheap. They’re often used for Christmas tree projects, so they’re also not hard to find. We used a few of these 3″ foam cones and some of the larger 5.5″ foam cones.
Because the grapevine wire is basically wire wrapped with raffia, we slid a bit of it up the wire so some of the wire at start of the loop was exposed. We poked it down inside of the foam at the small end and started to wrap the bottom, working our way up to the top.
This is where Doug came in handy because my patience is very drained by the end of the day with two kids. While this part is not difficult, it does take a little patience to get it started. Neither of us are incredibly crafty, so trust me – if we can do this, so can you!
Just keep wrapping the twine around the cone tightly and as close together as you can so you don’t see the green of the cone. If you’re not that confident in your wrapping skills, you might spray paint the cone brown or orange, but we found a more decorative solution that problem… keep reading!
Finishing Your DIY Twine Carrots
One you get to the top – the wider end of the cone – we cut little pieces of florists wire to secure them and just twirled or wrapped it around itself on the top. You could use hot glue or super glue, too.
To add the signature orange color (and to hide the spots around the cone where you could see the green), we found crazy cheap orange raffia and wrapped it around, securing it in places under the twine to make sure it would stay in place.
We also found silk greens to pop in the top – which do so easily because of the foam cone – to make them look more like carrots plucked right out of the ground.
Below, you can see a close-up of the top and the orange raffia.
We found a basket we had at the house that had the same rustic feel, plopped a few of these bad boys in it, and voila! We also found some green tissue paper, shredded it with our cross-cut shredder and added it to the bottom of the basket.
I love how they turned out and we use them as part of our Easter table centerpiece every year!