I love the Easter holiday. It is not only a glorious time of year, but I love the flowers, colors, and styles. One thing that has had my attention lately is twine – and so I wanted to create some decorations with twice. I made twine wrapped carrot and twine wrapped egg decorations to put around my house, so I wanted to share them with you. They are easy to make (it just takes some time, hot glue and twine) and they look SO GOOD! I love the rustic touch that it adds to my Easter decor.
To make the Twine Wrapped Carrot, you will tape packing paper or newspaper and mold it into the shape and size you want. Then take packing tape and secure it so that it stays. Leave a kind of valley on the top so we can add the green “leafy” twine. Before you start adding the orange twine, you will want to get the green twine ready. T
ake an object, like a book or something that is about 4-5 inches and wrap the green twine around and around until you have about 10 loops. Trim the line so you just have the twine around the book and then, holding all of the bundle on one side, you will take the scissors and cut it in half. Now you should have about 10 lines that are about 8″ long each. Tie a knot in the middle so there are several inches on each side, and then you will hot glue the knot into the middle of the carrot on the top.
Using a hot glue gun, you will take the orange twine and start at the top and wrap it around the carrot shape, adding glue as you go so that it stays secure. Don’t get too close to the top, because we will finish it at the end. After you get the top bottom, you will work your way back up, covering up any spots you may have missed before. Once you get to the top, you will want to carefully circle the base of the green twine until the paper is covered. Make sure the end is tight and secured with hot glue.
My 10 year old also had fun making a carrot – so this could be a fun craft to do with your kids!
To make the Twine Wrapped Egg, you will take an empty plastic egg, and used hot glue to attach twine to the egg. I did the first round, trying to secure it so it wouldn’t slide down, then I went back over it covering any spots that needed more coverage. I really love the orange carrot with the neutral colored twine egg, but having different colors of twine wrapped eggs would love really great – especially in a giant mason jar! I am going to try that and will share how it looks when I am done.
These turned out so great. I love how simple they were to make and the rustic accents that they add to my Easter decor! I hope you enjoy making your twine wrapped carrot and twine wrapped eggs and decorating your house with them!
What other twine wrapped decor do you love?