Yesterday I shared Part I of my Double DIY for the Easter Long Weekend!
I talked a lot about reducing waste & bringing nature inside to decorate.
Today I am sharing the Second Part, focusing on re-using / up-cycling the materials already provided to us, for something we can actually use & find beautiful.
I was inspired by a garland I saw (in a chain-store) while out shopping. I have Up-cycled some unwanted paper flyers & old newspapers into this Carrot Garland, a classic I imagine using to Celebrate Easter for years to come!
There is a lot of items we as a society deem as trash and throw into the garbage, which ultimately ends up littering our world in one way or another. Why not do our best to re-use all of those 'materials' being produced daily before going out and purchasing new supplies for each and every project?
Below I have shared the full list of Supplies needed (many of which I promise you already have in your home, or can find at No Cost) & a Step by Step tutorial on How To up-cycle your own Carrot Garland in time for the Easter Bunnies Arrival or if you are hosting Easter Dinner, to hang over the dessert table!
What You Will Need:
- Old Newspapers /unwanted advertisements.
- Orange & Green Yarn / Thread
- Hot Glue Gun
Step #1. Begin by gathering all the supplies needed. Once you begin, the process is pretty steady (without pause) & so you will not want to be tracking down whats needed next!
Step #2. Prepare your recycled paper into cone shapes. They do not need to be perfect as carrots grow beautifully imperfectly.
Step #3. Apply a small dollop of Hot Glue onto the end of the Recycled Paper Cones.
Step #4. Fold the end of your orange yarn across the tip of the cone & begin wrapping upwards (be careful not to burn yourself. If creating with children, an adult may want to complete this step.)
Step(s) #5-7. Continue wrapping the orange yarn up the cone shape until it is completely covered [as seen in Image 7]. Set aside.
Step #8. Grab the green yarn & wrap it around 3Fingers, 15-20 times, to create a loop [as seen in Image 8].
You Will Have To Work Quite Quickly for the Next 3 Steps, To Ensure The Glue Stays Malleable Enough To Work With.Step #9. Apply a large GLOB of Hot Glue onto the Top of your Carrot / Cone & adhere the loop of Green shoots.
Step # 10. Cut the loop.
Step # 11. Pinch the Base to push the Green Shoots together for a more natural look.
Repeat Steps 1 - 11 to create additional Carrots.Step # 12. Using small drops of Glue to the top of each carrot & attach to a length of Green Yarn to finish!
Display & Cherish for Years to come!