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Rustic Charm: Create Your Own Wooden Carrot Ribbon Plaque Display!

Looking for a fun and creative way to add some rustic charm to your Easter decor? This DIY wooden plaque ribbon carrot display might be just what you need!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete:25 minutes

Supplies needed:

Step 1: Prepare the Wooden Plaque

To start, you’ll need to prepare your wooden plaque. If it’s not already painted or stained, you can choose to do so now. If you prefer a natural look, you can leave the wood as is.

Paint both sides in about 2 coats to allow for full coverage.

Step 2: Cut the greenery

Grab the greenery of your choice. In this craft, i choose to use 1 boxwood pick and 2 sprays cut off the Matai pick.

I laid out the matai sprays i cut out in a “V” shape and hot glued. I then came in on top, laying the boxwood pick in the center. I then hot glued all in place.

Step 3: Create Carrots

You will grab the desired ribbon your choose for this craft. I went with the Orange Gingham Check Wired Ribbon. The wired ribbon helps keep shape while bending in place.

To start, you will need to find the desired width of the carrot you want for the plaque. I went with the widest part to be about 4-1/2 inches. I glued those in place with the hot glue gun.

Once the top of your ‘carrot’ is glued in place and dry, you will start to zig-zag down. At each section of the carrot, you will want it to be small the the section above. For example: the second section is about 1/2 inch shorter from the top.

The wire ribbon will allow the ribbon to stay into place until you keep zig-zagging down to the end of the ‘carrot’. Go back through and adjust as you need to – straightening and adjusting the width of each section before gluing down.

Step 4: Glue into place

Once you have the ribbon laid out and in place. You will go through and glue all the end points of the zig-zag ribbon.

Once you get to the bottom of the ‘carrot’, i bent and folded the ribbon to allow more of a point.

Step 5: Sanding the plaque (optional)

This step is optional. It all depends on the look you are going for. I wanted a more rustic charm type look and to add more contrast. I went around the edges and sanded those down. Then i went through on the top of the plaque in a few areas to add some rustic touches.

Step 6: Add Finishing Touches

Here i wanted to add a cute little bow to finish it off. I used the same ribbon and tied a simple bow into the desired size. Then hot glue into place. I also thought it would be cute to add some twine bows on top to add more contrast.

A DIY wooden plaque ribbon carrot display is a fun and easy project to do. With just a few materials, you can create a unique and charming display for your Easter decor. Whether you’re using it for a springtime decoration or simply as a way to store your vegetables, this display is sure to add some character to your home.

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DIY Spring Rustic Burlap Carrots

Did some bunny say carrots? Spring is inching closer! Let’s craft these adorable carrots for pops of colors this Easter and all spring long. This project is simple, affordable, and just plain cute!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20-30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things You’ll Need:

2 Styrofoam Cones

1 spool Orange Fringe Burlap Ribbon

1 package Natural Dried Raffia Ribbon

1 set of Artificial Matai Greenery Pick


Glue Gun

Wire Cutters

Things to do:

  1. Start with wrapping the cone. Glue the orange burlap ribbon to the top of the smaller end of the Styrofoam cone. Once dried, fold the burlap slightly, which allows you to then cover the rest of the top. From there, start wrapping the ribbon around until approximately 1/4 inch down. From there take the ribbon and wrap the bottom once and glue. This will then allow you to bring the ribbon back up to finish the rest of the wrapping, without having to cut the ribbon.

2. Once all wrapped, you can then go back with the glue gun and glue down any of the ribbon that is loose.

3. Now take the Matai picks and clip off each individual stem with the wire cutters. It took one matai pick for each carrot made.

4. From there, you will then insert the individual stems at the top of the carrot at a diagonal. You may need to cut a slit in the ribbon if having an issue getting the stems through.

5. After the stems are placed, take a strip of orange burlap ribbon to cover up any Styrofoam that may still be showing around the top and edges.

6. Lastly, take the raffia and cut off a few strands to then tie around the top of the carrot or get creative and use any other decorative ribbon to help finish off the carrot.

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