First, let's focus on the carrots. They are so easy and you probably have everything you need at home already.
2. Take the corner and begin rolling it, making sure to keep one end skinny and one end wider.
3. Continue to roll it up across the paper, you'll begin to kind of curve a little.
4. Stop rolling when the opposite corner is just barely sticking out.
5. Put hot glue on the corner.
6. Roll that corner up and hold it for a second.
7. And you have a stiff paper cone!
8. The cone will have a point or two on the top from the other corners. Just leave these there.
9. Repeat about a million times.
2. Lay your carrots down (right side facing down) and lay your wire wreath form or wire trivet on top. Lay four carrots first, cutting the circle in fourths essentially.
3. Continue to fill your carrots in, getting an idea of the layout.
4. Once you know how you want your carrots, you can begin sewing them to the wreath form. Tie your yarn onto the form near the center. Make sure to leave the VERY middle free, since this will be seen from the front.
5. Now, wrapping your yarn around the first wire, stick your needle through the yarn on the carrot right under the wire, then pull it all the way through (so you've caught the wire in the stitch you made)
6. Move up to the next wire and do the same thing, wrapping the yarn, pulling the needle through the yarn on the carrot and pulling tightly.
7. Continue to make stitches around the wire and through the yarn on the carrot.
8. Go all the way up the wreath form until you are at the outer circle.
9. Once you make your stitch over that wire, put your needle into the stitch itself,
10. pull the needle through and pull the yarn until there is a little loop.
11. Then stick your needle back through the loop and pull it tightly, thus making a knot.
12. See, your carrot is nice and secure to the wreath form!
13. Now you can snip off the yarn at the knot and move onto the next carrot.
14. Just tie the ends in a new knot.
15. I sewed my four centered carrots first. Then I went back around to do the other carrots that filled in the sunburst. When I did those carrots, I didn't snip the yarn at the knot, rather I just kept one continuous piece of yarn and just moved from the top of one carrot to the bottom of the next carrot. The carrots are close enough together that you can't see the long pieces of yarn from the front.
16. Cut a long piece of yarn and attach it to the top of the wreath somehow. I braided it first, then tied the ends of the braid to the wreath form. I hung it from the top loop in the braid.
So, the metal wreath form I used was actually a wire trivet I got at the thrift store a while ago. I spray painted it white before I used it.
So now you've got two cute Easter yarn ideas...
My kids think I made this wreath so the Easter bunny has something to eat on his rounds...