Need a cute but cheap easter craft idea? This cute farmhouse bucket o’ carrots is super simple to make with items purchased from the Dollar Tree!
Easter is right around the corner, and I’m PUMPED for Spring to arrive.
I’ll be honest and say that I usually don’t decorate for Easter. It’s just never been something I liked to do. I don’t like covering my house in plastic eggs, and I don’t love all the pinky pastels that usually accompany Easter-themed stuff.
BUT, carrots? The gardener in me can get behind that.
Also, this project appealed to me as a pretty, farmhouse-y neutral-colored Easter decor with creamy beige and greens instead of neon pink and yellow.
What you’ll need:
- Aluminum foil
- Masking tape
- Grey chalk paint
- Reindeer Moss
- Lace and or ribbon
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Plastic shopping bag
- Flowers and garden tin
*All items can be found at the dollar tree depending on location. If you can not find all items, local craft stores or amazon will carry these supplies.
Start with approximately a 15” wide section of aluminum foil. Begin to form a carrot-like shape by rolling or bunching the aluminum foil. At first the aluminum foil will create a long stick like shape and you will bend the top down. At this point it will start to look like a candy cane, as we want the top thicker and taper off to the bottom.
Repeat step #1 bunching the second layer sightly loser than the first and folding the top of the second layer down as you roll to help the carrot keep the desired length (folding as you go helps it not be super long like the first step, as we won’t be bending the top like a candy cane hook like the first).
*Side note: the more bends, curves and flaws the better and more realistic the carrot shape will be.
*If you still feel as though the carrot is still too skinny, keep repeating till the carrot is to the thickness and length of your liking.
Once you have the carrot shape to your desire, begin wrapping a layer of masking or painters tape (I prefer the color of masking tape if there are any gaps in between the twine) around the carrot.
Next, start from the bottom point of the carrot hot gluing the twine to the very tip. Tightly begin to wrap the twine up the carrot adding a small amount of glue every inch or so to help it stay in place.
*Each layer of twine should lay nicely next to the previous layer, no overlapping. Wrapping tightly will be the key to keeping each layer in place.
At the top of the carrot, create a small hole within the aluminum foil/ masking tape and hot glue a pinch of reindeer moss to create a “leafy” stem. Continue wrapping the twine around the top hot gluing layer by layer to keep the twine flat and adhered.
Add some lace or ribbon creating a bow or whatever style you desire.
The tin flower and garden bucket is a bit too shiny and perfect looking. To give it a rustic, weathered look take a scrunched up plastic shopping bag and VERY lighting dab it in gray chalk paint. A little bit goes a very long way. Be sure not to pick up too much on the bag. Start randomly stamping the tin with the plastic bag to create the faux galvanized look.
Once dry, add carrots to the bucket and more reindeer moss to replicate the carrots growing in grass and you are finished!
It’s that time again! Time for the Thrifty Style Team to blow you away with their cute and CHEAP thrifted or dollar store decor ideas! Go visit my friend’s blogs right now to see their cute projects:
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♥Salvage Sister and Mister – DIY Cardboard Sunflower
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♥Unskinny Boppy – Farmhouse Bucket ‘O Carrots Easter Craft Idea