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Corn Husk Carrots DIY

Did you see these beautiful corn husk creations on The House That Lars Built? I thought the shape of the corn husk lent itself to being a carrot – which can be used for place cards, to decorate a wreath, or to embellish a pretty little Easter basket. PS – Paper Carrot Treat Bags!

Corn Husk Carrots DIY | Oh Happy Day!Corn Husk Carrots DIY | Oh Happy Day!Corn Husk Carrots DIY | Oh Happy Day!Corn Husk Carrots DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: corn husks, food coloring, hot glue gun, scissors.

Step 1: Fill a container with 2 cups warm water and about 16 drops food coloring (8 red drops + 8 yellow drops for orange, 16 green for the leaves).
Step 2: Soak the corn husks for several hours. The longer you soak them, the deeper the color will be. (I soaked my for about 2 hours because I wanted pale, light colors).
Step 3: Remove the corn husks, lay them on old newspaper or paper towels, and let dry until just damp to the touch.
Step 4: Cut orange husks into 6″ long pieces. Roll the husk into a carrot shape.
Step 5: Apply hot glue to the long edge of the husk and secure, being careful not to touch the hot glue.
Step 6: Cut thin green strips, bundle 8-10 together, and glue the bottom. While glue is still hot, stick the greens into the top of the carrot.

Bundle a few carrots together, and wrap with butcher’s twine or ribbon. If you’re using for place cards, attach a small name tag to each bundle of carrots. When the holiday is over, carefully pack them up and save them for next year.

Corn Husk Carrots DIY | Oh Happy Day!Corn Husk Carrots DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Photography by Tim Gibson

  1. Stel // STEL STYLE

    March 27, 2014

    amazing DIY!! this carrots are really originals!!!

  2. Cuero&Mør

    March 27, 2014

    So cute!! Definitely will be a detail to add in our gifts envelopes!! 😉

    Hey, we have an art project in our blog for those who would like to decorate their walls, come and take a look!! 😉

  3. Kathleen

    March 27, 2014

    So adorable! Such a great idea!

    xo Kathleen

  4. Jordan

    March 27, 2014

    This is so creative! I love how simple it is, too! Definitely a must try!

  5. Sarah

    March 28, 2014

    How simple and sweet!!

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