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Paper Carrots DIY

Happy Easter! Here is a project that is a cute little addition to an easter basket. These paper carrots are so easy they will honestly take you ten minutes and you probably already have everything you need to make these at home. Really. Thanks to my sweet niece Emma for helping me!

Continue reading for instructions and photos


Materials Needed: Orange Paper, Green Paper, Tape, Scissors, Treats

Step 1: Take an 8.5 x 11 sheet of orange paper and cut it in half. I tried this with card stock and regular paper and it worked great with both.
Step 2:  Fold into a cone and secure with tape.
Step 3: Fill with treats (mini eggs for me!)
Step 4. Fold down the tallest corner first and then fold down the other sides until the top is closed.
Step 5. Cut strips of green paper and tape them to the top of the carrot.
Step 6. Roll them around your finger or curl them with a pair of scissors (like you would if it was ribbon) for a tighter curl.

  1. mandarinux

    April 3, 2012

    Funny idea!


  2. Maria @ Orchard Bloom

    April 3, 2012

    super cute!

  3. Sweet Harvest Moon

    April 3, 2012

    Love this!

  4. melanie @ now a queen

    April 3, 2012

    so cute, love it! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Anabel

    April 3, 2012

    Love this tutorial with so much detail on how to make. The result is fantastic and very creative.

  6. natalie burke

    April 3, 2012

    so cute! I love this idea, very creative yet looks pretty simple. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    April 3, 2012

    So sweet! Perfect fot Easter parties.

  8. Freya

    April 3, 2012

    I am so doing this for Easter this week! i don’t have kids attending my Easter but it’ll still be fun!

  9. simplemittens

    April 3, 2012

    Great idea! I will probably make them this afternoon :)

  10. Olya

    April 3, 2012

    This is the best easter DIY ever! Thanks so much, Jordan!


  11. Miss K

    April 3, 2012

    So cute and easy! Did you get a haircut?

  12. engquist@see what i sea designs

    April 3, 2012

    what a fun idea! I’m going to have use this for a party we’re hosting in a few weeks.

  13. Kerry

    April 3, 2012

    Perfect treat for my little nieces and nephews!

  14. Katie

    April 3, 2012

    Anything for mini eggs.

  15. Mrs Average Bride

    April 3, 2012

    oooo fun! This would be a perfect classroom craft and gift.

  16. Sherah

    April 3, 2012

    GENIUS! Making these right now for my daughter’s preschool Easter party treats! :-) Thanks for posting this great idea!

  17. Sarah

    April 3, 2012

    I love this! I totally pinned it and plan on making these for my little girls basket =)

    – Sarah
    A Girl In Transit

  18. Amanda

    April 3, 2012

    So cute!! It reminds me of the goldfish carrots I made for our Easter Egg Hunt that I posted about! Thanks for this fab tutorial.

  19. Gina

    April 3, 2012

    I love the sweet simplicity of these! And, you always, present them so prettily. Beautiful photos, Jordan!
    (Yes, reading comments, I’ve seen cellophane wrapped gold fish & with orange jelly bellies looking like carrots, too, but I love your paper color tones today; you’ve “re-discovered” these in a beautiful way — jelly bellies and cheddar fish are non-existent in Sweden (most likely France too, n’est pas?) … and recently thought about the challenge of not having access to the party things that you usually do (in the US), makes me look at things a little differently and I love the creative challenge. Of course, there are local things that are unique to me but the entire party good market here is MINIMAL in comparison (to the US.) Do you feel the same in Paris & this experience abroad? I was recently reflecting on this with a recent birthday party. When I first moved to Sweden, I’d stuff my luggage with everything from teeny bubble packages, special muffin tins, ribbon & color coordinated jelly beans…. but I’m reformed — I just love the challenge seeing things completely fresh & original!
    (OK… you are in Paris; oh the decorative sugars alone, I have loaded my luggage with from Bon Marche while visiting relatives!)

  20. Rozowa Beza

    April 3, 2012

    OMG this is sooo great. I love Your ideas and I love how You present them. Don’t You ever stop blogging :)
    Happy Easter wishes from Poland:)

  21. Liz @ Bella Vita

    April 3, 2012

    So cute! Thanks for sharing easy projects too. It helps me channel my inner Jordan. x

  22. Joyce

    April 3, 2012

    Sooo cute!

  23. Silvania

    April 3, 2012

    I love your ideas. They are simple, practical and beautiful. I’ll do for my studentes.
    Happy Easter for you and your family.

  24. LucyExpress

    April 3, 2012

    This would be good for an Easter party, for teachers, for family members, friends, everyone really!

  25. Robync

    April 4, 2012

    Love these, I need to get on Easter decor for my boys!

  26. nonchalant green

    April 4, 2012

    Sweet & Simple!! :)

  27. Zsa Zsa

    April 4, 2012

    I wasn’t in the mood for Easter crafts and then I came across your adorable paper carrots!

  28. DL

    April 5, 2012

    Just wanted to thank you for sharing this super easy craft! I actually made these last night for my colleagues at work-everyone was all giggles and loved it! Thanks again : )

  29. Becca Blue

    April 5, 2012

    I cannot even tell you how many bags (pounds) of those rotten Cadbury Mini Eggs I have eaten in the past month or so. A weakness!!! I think I will fill mine with jellybeans- so that others actually get some. Thank you for the fun idea!!!

  30. Christa the BabbyMama

    April 6, 2012

    Love it! We’re not doing any candy yet since the P. is only 3, but I’m filing this one away for the future!

  31. Shannon { A Mom's Year }

    April 6, 2012

    I linked to this today, and one of my readers said that she and her girls are going to make the carrots and fill them with seed packets for the church Easter egg hunt on Sunday. Isn’t that a great idea? Thank you for the inspiration!

  32. doro K.

    April 6, 2012

    i like it. a really nice idea.

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!

    doro K.

  33. Maureen

    April 7, 2012

    Lovely idea. This is how sweets used to be wrapped in England when I was a child. I agree with the comment that there are not a lot of ready made party goods available outside of the US but frankly when I first arrived here in mid america I was staggered at the ” ready made” aesthetic. It was everywhere including schools. As a teacher I imagined that every bulletin board in every elementary school acroos the country looked the same with pre made, purchased (and expensive) cut outs borders etc.. So, bravo for the resurgence of The Homemade and the interest in crafts and thank you for this delightful tutorial.

  34. Rita

    April 8, 2012

    Adorei a idéia! com certeza meus netos vão adorar! :)

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