Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"RESURRECTING" Easter, part 1

So, I started my blog in mid-March of 2010 (just over a year ago), and my first posts were about Easter. I had no followers at the time, and don't know if many of my current readers got to see any of my Easter posts. This month, I am going to bring back the posts I feel are the most fun for Easter. I hope you'll bear with me. This post was featured at Tatertots and Jello. Jen was so nice, and featured me before I even knew I could link up projects I had done to her weekend wrap up party. It was my very first feature. Thanks Jen!

I got this idea from my friend Kami to make a huge carrot for my front door, and I just couldn't wait. I didn't want to spend a ton of money, as I didn't even know if it would work or not. I looked around the house to see what I had, and this is what I found.

If you are going to do this project, you will need:

1 piece foam core
Masking or duct tape
Popsicle sticks
Orange Burlap
Green tulle
Green pipe-cleaners
Decorative ribbon

1) Cut foam core in 1/2 lengthwise, then to desired size and shape.
2) Hook foam core together with Popsicle sticks and tape at center seam.

3) Cut burlap strips into desired width and length.

4) Wrap burlap around carrot form, and attach with tape in back.
(You could glue. I was out of glue sticks, so I taped, and it is holding very well.)
5) Poke hole in the top with a knife.

6) Thread pipe-cleaner through hole and make a knot.
Depending on how long you want it to hang, you may want to attach another pipe-cleaner, and make a place at the top for the whole thing to hang. I made a circle out of the pipe-cleaner.
7) Fold tulle in 1/2, and tape it to the back. Wrap and tuck it around the pipe-cleaner.
8) Print off the sign, and mount in on whatever paper you like.
9) Attach it to a ribbon, and hang the sign on the carrot.

Feel free to print this sign.

I hope you enjoyed my first "resurrected," Easter project!

Have a Hoppy and Creative Day!



Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

This is darling! I love how you are tempting the Easter Bunny by dangling a HUGE carrot on your door for him. :) My kids would love this.

Ramona said...

that is so cute! i may just have to try that! thanks for sharing

Brad Kami and kids said...

Darling, darling!

LaKeta said...

I found this via google about 4 weeks ago and LOVED it...I made one for my front door and this Friday I am getting a group of girlfriends together for our first ever get your craft on night...I am in charge of the crafting and this is what we are going to make!!! IT is mega adorable....such a fun twist on Easter decor:)



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