Cute Carrot Easter Wreath

Hey 30 Days readers! It’s Abbey here from The Cards We Drew and I’m SO happy to be here today sharing my fun Carrot Easter wreath. It’s a little known fact that I love making wreaths (my favorite is my Pinwheel Spring Wreath) and surprisingly I have never made an Easter wreath! So I took apart an older wreath I had, spray painted it white, and got started!!

Carrot Easter WreathI really wanted to make the carrots pop, so after I spray painted the wreath white, I got started making my carrots.

To make the carrots you use a simple salt dough recipe:

Salt Dough:

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup salt

1 cup flour

Directions:

Mix flour and salt and add water slowly. Be careful it’s not too watery. Add more water if too dry or add more flour if too wet. From there roll out the dough and use a carrot cookie cutter to cut out carrots. Place carrots on a baking sheet and bake at 325 for 30-45 minutes. Check frequently. I accidentally browned my salt dough carrots a bit too much, but it’s not an issue since I was painting them.

salt dough carrots

uncooked salt dough carrotsOnce the carrots come out of the oven, let them cool and then paint them orange and green…I did two coats of orange and one coat of green. I also added holes to the top of the carrots before baking thinking I wanted to hang them in the wreath that way, but they wouldn’t hang straight, just sideways, so I changed my idea up a bit.

painting your carrots

painted salt dough carrotsOnce painted, I tied each carrot with green twine just as an added cute aspect.

carrots garlandAfter they were all painted, dried, and twined I got started working on my wreath.

I grabbed a chunk of orange fabric that I had on hand and created a bow for the wreath from a tutorial I saw on The Crafted Sparrow (it’s so easy!). Then I hot glued a piece of green ribbon across the center of the wreath and attached the salt dough carrots to the ribbon with hot glue.

carrot wreathFinally, I hot glued the bow and the two extra carrots onto the wreath and hung it up on the door. I kinda love how it turned out…hope you do too! Hope you and your families have a great Easter!!

easter wreath

 

Abbey
Hey everyone! I'm Abbey from The Cards We Drew! I am a wife and mother of two who works in accounting by day and as creative blogger by night. My site started in 2009 as a place to share life events with my family and it slowly morphed into a creative outlet for me where I share craft ideas, DIY projects, recipe creations and more each week. I live in Ohio with my family and enjoy coming up with new and unique ways to improve our home and make it one of a kind. Stop by my site, The Cards We Drew, and say hello sometime!
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Comments

  1. Crystal Nell says

    Super cute!! I love the white wreath with the carrots strung across. So cute and fun! Thanks :)

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