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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

Scissors

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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How to Make a Spring Themed Floral Umbrella ‘Wreath’

Spring is almost here and as they say, ‘April showers bringing May flowers,’ and in this case, they bring tulips to your front door. This adorable DIY umbrella wreath is perfect to add a pop of color all spring long.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30-45 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things You’ll Need:

1 Lace Umbrella

4-5 Bundles of Tulips, color of your choice

1 Fern Vine

3 Lamb’s Ear Sprays

1 Spool of Linen Ribbon

1 Paddle Wire

Things to do:

1. Cut off 3-4 inches off the bottom of each tulip stem.

2. Arrange the tulips in a tiered, fanned out position. Then secure together with floral wire, on the stems, right before leaves start.

3. Take the cascading vine and fan out into 3 sections, having the outer sections have the longer strands.

4. Take the vine stem and carefully place it in the middle of the tulip bundle, closer to the front bottom. While placing the 2 longer sections toward the outer sides and the middle section hanging straight out the front.

5. Slightly open the umbrella, then slide in the bundled-up tulips to the one side of the umbrella.

6. Close the umbrella and situate the bundle, along with the vine to your desired placements.

7. On the other side, place the lamb’s ear sprays in a tiered motion. Have one stem higher in the back and then the other two slightly lower.

8. Cut off approximately 5 inches of ribbon. Then wrap it around the middle portion of the closed umbrella and hot glue to secure.

9. Using some of the remaining ribbon, make a bow with longer tails and hot glue in the middle of the wrapped ribbon.

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