Are you searching for a new spring DIY project? Well, look no more! You can make my easy spring carrot craft for cute Easter decor. It’s so quick and simple to make.
All the supplies for this Easter craft are inexpensive so it should fit your budget with no problem. I love when you can make a cheap craft and have it turn out super cute!
This would be a fun Easter activity to make with the assistance of your kids or grandkids. I bet they’ll also enjoy choosing their favorite photo to place in the frame. Maybe a cute little picture with the Easter bunny?
Speaking of a bunny, my spring photo frame with felt bunnies is another adorable Easter craft idea you may want to create, too.
EASY SPRING CARROT CRAFT FOR CUTE EASTER DECOR
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SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THE SPRING CARROT CRAFT:
- unfinished wood craft frame (Park Lane at Joann)
- denim print scrapbook paper 12×12 (Hobby Lobby)
- felt carrot stickers (Dollar Tree)
- unfinished wood letters
- Mod Podge
- blue and orange craft paint
- foam sponge paint brush
- artist paint brush
- hot glue gun
It’s time the monthly “Creative Craft Hop,” hosted by Birdz of a Feather, whice is a group of bloggers sharing DIY crafts with all of our readers. If you’re coming over from My Thrift Store Addiction, welcome! You’ll find the entire list of projects at the end of my easter decor project. Don’t miss out!
HOW TO MAKE A SPRING CARROT CRAFT
The photo frames I used were purchased at Michaels for less than $1.00 each. I didn’t see them on their website recently, but I did find some at Joann by Park Lane that look exactly the same. I use this style frame a lot when crafting, like for my back to school and Father’s Day frames.
I purchased the denim print scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby for under 50 cents during a sale. You may want to purchase two sheets in case you mess up. I was nervous when cutting my pattern out since I only had one sheet on hand!
STEP 1 – MAKE A PAPER PATTERN
Remove the paper inside the photo area and lift up the metal tabs all the way.
Place the frame on top of the back side of the scrapbook paper and trace the outer and inner squares.
STEP 2 – CUT OUT THE PATTERN
When cutting the pattern out, cut slightly inside your traced line for the outer square, and slightly on the outside of the inner square.
Once you place the pattern on top of the frame, you’ll be able to see and feel if you need to do any extra trimming if the paper overlaps anywhere on the frame.
TIP: To keep track of your trimming and position, mark one edge of the paper as “bottom” and, obviously, the hole for the stand is the bottom of the frame. Match the bottoms up each time after trimming one area and going to the next area.
STEP 3 – PAINT THE CRAFT FRAME
Paint the lip of the inner square, the sides of the outer square, and the little frame stand.
Also, be sure to paint some of the front of the frame in case any of the paper trimming is a little off. This way it won’t be very noticeable. Two coats will be needed.
I also painted the back side of the frame for a finished look.
I used English Navy craft paint by Apple Barrel. It matches the paper better in person rather the picture below.
STEP 4 – PAINT POLKA DOTS
I used the eraser end of a new pencil to make my dots on the frame edges. I used Pumpkin by Apple Barrel.
OPTIONAL – After the dots were completely dry (overnight), I dotted a second coat so the dots would look more filled in against the navy. You’ll see what I’m referring to once you see your first dots completely dried.
STEP 5 – GLUE THE PAPER TO THE CRAFT FRAME
Apply an even coat of Mod Podge to your frame. Don’t make it thick or goopy.
Make sure you have complete coverage by brushing horizontal and then brushing vertical.
Carefully, place the paper pattern down. I used my fingers on top of a ziploc bag to press down and smooth the paper. I didn’t use a top coat of Mod Podge.
STEP 6 – PAINT THE WOOD LETTERS
Paint two coats of orange on the letters. I used Pumpkin by Apple Barrel.
I chose to personalize my Easter frame since I’ll be giving it as a gift, but you can spell out other words, like HIP HOP or EASTER. I think the addition of the words make the frame look extra cute for spring decor!
Walmart carries a large bag of unfinished wood letters for under $5.00. The letter height I used for my Easter craft is 1.25 inches. You’ll have lots of letters left over for future craft projects.
HOW TO DECORATE A CARROT CRAFT FOR EASTER DECOR
The felt carrot stickers are from the Dollar Tree (also know as the dollar and a quarter store, hee hee.) Dollar store supplies vary from store to store so if you don’t see these exact carrots, I’m sure you’ll find some similar that will be equally as cute.
STEP 7 – ATTACH THE EMBELLISHMENTS
For some reason, I didn’t have luck with using hot glue to attach the letters to the craft frame so I switched to Gorilla glue which is supposed to give a stronger hold. Don’t overdo it because the glue will ooze from under the letters.
I removed the backing from the carrot stickers and used hot glue to attach the carrots to the top of the frame.
Yay, you’re done!
Hopefully, this carrot craft will get you excited to create cute DIY projects for the spring season. Happy crafting!
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If you’re following the hop in order, Tea and Forget Me Nots is next on the list.
Life as a LEO Wife – DIY Easter Egg Carrots
My Thrift Store Addiction – Reimagined Bud Vase Stand
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Patina and Paint – Easter Arrangement
Birdz of a Feather – St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Adults
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The Painted Apron – Bunny Hat Wreath
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