Introduction: Springtime Carrot Ornament (from Paper Scraps)
This is one of the Spring/Easter ornaments I made, to make it feel less like winter around here!
Just like the rest of the ornaments, I didn't make sure the carrot was sized appropriately while I made it, resulting in my having to cram it into a delicate glass bulb!
Glass Ornaments (found at most craft stores)
Plain paper scraps (from our recycling bin)
Yarn scraps (from my Easter Grass)
1. Fold and wrap your scrap paper to vaguely resemble a cone shape. I basically rolled it and smushed it into shape, then used tape to secure it in place.
2. Start wrapping the orange yarn around your paper carrot "base" - you can see that I wrapped it lengthwise a few times before I started to wrap it around the carrot. Once the paper was completely covered, I tucked the loose end into one of the secured yarn strands.
3. I added the contours of the carrot by wrapping the yarn a few times a little tighter in places, then tucked it out of sight to secure it.
4. To make the fronds for the top of the carrot, I used scraps of the Easter grass I made, taking several shades of green and tying it off towards one end in a strong knot. Then I cut the yarn off right behind the knot, leaving me with a cute carrot top!
5. Using a toothpick, I shoved the knot of the fronds down under the yarn and into the paper base, at the wide top of the carrot. This holds it in place!
6. I then had to shove this adorable paper/yarn carrot into a glass ornament that did not have a wide enough opening, because I was so excited about making a tiny paper and yarn carrot that I did not compare the sizes!
This is one of 5 ornaments I made for Spring!