Yarn Carrots

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Today’s post is a quick tutorial for making yarn carrots.  Spring is fast approaching (though you wouldn’t know it on the east coast), and Easter decor is a favorite of mine.  So many different color variations to choose from.  I have a lot of plans for my Easter decorating game this season.  Naturally, it starts with fake food.  These carrots are super easy and fast to make. The perfect addition to any spread.

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Materials List:

Magazine or Newspaper Pages

26 Gauge Wire

Yarn (Orange)

Yarn (Green)

Hot Glue Gun

Scissors

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:  Rip a page from a magazine

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Step 2:  Crumple the page to give it some volume

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Step 3:  Fold the crumpled page in half

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Step 4:  Roll the page into a cone shape with a point and fold the top down

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Step 5:  Crumple another page and add it to the cone shape to give it more volume, then repeat with a third page

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Step 6:  Wrap the 26 gauge wire around the magazine pages to secure them and shape them into a carrot

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Step 7: Cut several (I did 8) pieces of green yarn to your desired length and fold them in half

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Step 8:  Use the wire and hot glue gun to secure the green yarn to the top of your carrot

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Step 9:  Tie the green yarn pieces into a knot to hide the wires and provide stability

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Step 10:  Use the hot glue gun to glue the end of the orange yarn to the body of the carrot

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Step 11:  Start wrapping the orange yarn around the piece to cover the magazine pages and wire

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Step 12:  Finish wrapping the orange yarn, making sure to get the desired carrot shape, and use the glue gun to keep any pieces in place that need securing

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Step 13:  Cut the orange yarn and glue it to the top of the carrot and tuck in the loose end

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All done!  Quick and easy.  I plan to add some eggs and bunnies into the mix as well.  So you can count on seeing these carrots pop up in some future posts.  Cheers!

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