Dress up any door of your house with this baby carrot wreath tutorial for Spring made from upcycled empty spools of thread.
Every once in a while, I think it’s fun to challenge ourselves to do something new and different. For this 12 Months of Wreath idea, I wanted to make this Baby Carrot Wreath Tutorial for Spring out of supplies that I already had and really challenge myself.
When I started browsing through my craft room, I really wasn’t sure and had no clue I would end up with lots of baby carrots. But now here we are, and I just love it. I love that every supply that was used for this wreath was something I already had on hand and put to good use. There is something about the joy of being thrifty!
Baby Carrot Wreath Tutorial for Spring
You will never believe where the supplies to make the baby carrots came from. Check out this bag below.
My grandmother is always sewing and ends up with tons of these empty spools that once held tons of thread. I have been hanging on to them not knowing exactly what I would use them for.
- Empty spools of thread
- Green and orange paint or spray paint
- Green and orange felt
- Green pipe cleaners
- Orange yarn
- Grapevine wreath
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
*You will also see floral wire pictured, but I ended up not using it.
The 2 larger carrots hanging in the middle were made from a craft I did a couple of years ago. You can find that tutorial HERE.
If you do not know anyone that sews, try checking at thrift stores or local alterations stores or seamstress who would be more than glad for you to take them off their hands. You can also buy wooden ones at craft stores and online.
First paint one end of each spool orange and the other end green. It is just much easier this way then having to wrap the yarn on the ends.
Cut out small circles of orange and green felt. You can go ahead and measure and cut your green pipe cleaners as well.
Glue the felt circles to the corresponding ends of the spools.
Cut a tiny slit through the middle of the green felt circles and push the pipe cleaners through the center of the spool.
Start wrapping the orange yarn around each spool until you have it completely covered and as thick as you like. Glue the end of the yarn to the spool.
Attach the 2 large carrots in the middle of the wreath at the top using the green pipe cleaners that are in the center of the spool. The pipe cleaners can just be wrapped easily around one of the branches and secured.
Place your baby carrots around the wreath and then glue down with a hot glue gun once you have the placement right.
After all your carrots are attached, you can now hang your wreath and enjoy all Spring and Easter.
This wreath is one that I will be hanging on an inside door and enjoying for years to come. Plus I love looking at it and knowing that I don’t always have to run out to the store for craft supplies for every project.
Now before you go to make your own, be sure to check out my friend’s below and their wreath tutorials. Every door in your house will thank you. And then come back next month for more wreath ideas to keep you going every season this year.
Curly Crafty Mom – Neutral Tulip Wreath
Mom Home Guide – Spring Forsythia Wreath
The Southern Couture – Baby Carrot Wreath
Our Co-Host: Real Girls Realm – Spring Deco Mesh Wreath
Thanks again for joining us! We will be sharing a new wreath once a month in 2017! Be sure to stop by all of the hosts and our co-host, Mary at Real Girls Realm to see what wreath we came up with for the month!
Are you interested in sharing a wreath with us one (or more) months? We are accepting guest hosts! Email carrie (at) curlycraftymom (dot) com if you are interested!
Chances are you already have most of these supplies on hand too and can get started now. Enjoy and Happy Easter!!
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