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You can create some adorable spring decor using styrofoam! If you have any cones in your stash, grab those and keep reading to learn how to make a carrot from a styrofoam cone! You could also use a paper mache cone if you have that instead. Same basic instructions.
Step one: Cut your burlap
They have colored burlap at Walmart and Hobby Lobby and these six inch rolls are the perfect size for this project.
Cut about two feet of orange burlap.
Now you’re going to cut it in thirds.
An easy way to do this, is to triple up your length of burlap.
Then use heavy duty scissors to cut it into thirds.
Step two: Add the greenery to your styrofoam cone
I got these styrofoam cones at Hobby Lobby in the floral section, but you can find them at Walmart and even Dollar Tree sometimes.
Before you start wrapping it, create a hole in the top of your cone. I used the end of a paint brush for this.
This greenery came from Dollar Tree and I think it’s perfect for carrots!
I cut them down a bit before inserting them into the hole that I created in the top.
Look how perfect it looks! We’ll add more to the top later.
Step three: Wrap your cone
Now you’ll start adding your burlap to your cone. Start by adding half of one of the thirds vertically to cover the bottom of the cone.
Repeat that on the other side
Kind of pinch around the bottom and glue the burlap to the styrofoam. Then you’ll start to wrap it with the other two thirds.
Use hot glue and silicon tools to help hold it down until it dries while you’re wrapping it.
Continue wrapping and gluing…
Step four: Add twine
Next, you’re going to add some jute to wrap around your carrot, to create the root lines.
Step five: Add moss to the top
So now that your carrot is wrapped, add some green moss to the top. You could wrap the top in burlap if you wanted but I thought the moss looked great, too.
Put some hot glue onto the styrofoam. Then squish on some moss.
Some is going to fall off, but most will stay. Once the moss is added, your carrot is complete!
These were made for a craft fair, so I added the brown cardboard tag. You could still use this idea and write Carrots 5 cents or something.
These carrots are really big! They are perfect to stick into a dough bowl for your decorating!
How to Make a Carrot from a Styrofoam Cone
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