This Christmas I saw so many yarn Christmas tree decorations pop up on Pinterest made using a little glue, green yarn and a Styrofoam cone. Throw on some glitter and star on top, so adorable. I ran out of time to make my own Christmas trees this year, but I thought we could apply the same idea to make a spring “carrot” instead!
These handmade Spring decorations are so easy and fun to make. Just follow these few steps below!
What you need:
- Styrofoam cone
- Orange yarn
- Green yarn
- Modge Podge Glue
- Small mixing bowl
- Press ‘N Seal Saran Wrap
- Paint brush
Step 1 – Wrap the Styrofoam cone completely with Press ‘N Seal Saran Wrap.
Step 2 – Tightly wrap the cone with orange yarn. At the top and bottom of the cone, tuck the end piece of the yarn below the first row to secure the yarn in place.
Step 3 – In a small mixing bowl, mix equal parts Modge Podge Glue and water to create a watery glue paste.
Step 4 – Apply the glue paste over the yarn cone generously. Be sure to completely cover all areas of the cone and yarn well.
Step 5 – Allow the yarn and glue to dry completely for about 12-24 hours. Once dried, the yarn will be stiff. Carefully remove the yarn “carrot” from the cone.
Step 6 – Cut multiple 12” pieces of green yarn.
Step 7 – Loop the green yarn pieces through the top row of the orange yarn on the carrot. Evenly disperse around the carrot base.
Step 8 – Bunch the “greens” together and tie with a small piece of green yarn. Snip any loose ends from the base and tip of the carrot.
Cicily had fun helping me messily paint on the glue, and older kids can even do the yarn wrapping themselves.
Place these carrots on the table centerpiece as decorations for Easter!