Monday, March 24, 2014

DIY- Easter Carrot Flatware Decoration


One of the best parts about having a house to me is having a real dining room table.  To some people this may not seam like a big deal, but after living in a railroad apartment where our table wasn't easily accessible and rarely used it's huge to me.

I love to decorate for the holidays and even though we're not hosting Easter this year I still wanted to decorate my table.  I needed to come up with something "cheep" and since I already had orange and green felt from other projects I came up with the idea to make carrot flatware holders.

Supplies needed:
- orange felt (1 sheet will get you 2 carrots)
- green felt
-glue gun

Step 1: Trace the carrot and top (template HERE)
Step 2:  Cut out the carrots and tops
Step 3:  Hot glue the bottom carrot piece.  Be careful not to glue to close to the edge or too close to the center.  You don't want glue oozing out or not being able to fit your silverware in.  Also, make sure you don't start at the very top if you choose to fold down the top.
Step 4:  Hot glue the top of the carrot to the inside bottom piece
Step 5:  Fold down the front of the carrot and glue a dot on each side.  I left it open in the middle so I can slide a place card into it.
Step 6:  Set your table and enjoy

I love this craft, because it's super easy, very affordable and any one can do it.  So get out that felt and glue gun and start decorating.

Do you love to decorate your table for the holidays?  What special things do you do?



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16 comments

  1. I love this idea will definitely be doing it thrift shop has felt remnants for cheap so this makes it easy following from turn it up tuesday have a great day

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  2. This is too cute! Great idea. Would be so cute on my kiddo's Easter table. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love this cute and creative idea! Your carrot holders for your flatware are clever.
    Coming over from Sits Link Up. Thanks for sharing . I'm pinning it.

    Kim from This Ole mom

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  4. So simple and easy! I love this!! Thank you for sharing!
    Janelle from Num's the Word

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  5. Oh how fun! Kids will totally love making and using these carrot holders....
    Cute too……. :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  6. Oh… how cute is this!! Thank you for sharing at Share it at One More Time Events…Tammy

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  7. adorable and as I live in apt I totally get what you mean I can't wait till the day I have a more formal dining room

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  8. I love this - it's so simple! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Hi Destiny! This is just so adorable and I just love it! I totally love projects that use things we already have on hand. Visiting from the Bacon Time link party. Thanks so much for sharing and pinning! Hope you're having a happy weekend!

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  10. Hi Destiny, this is one of the most unique I have seen. I just love it. I pinned it around. Thanks for coming over and sharing.

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  11. Thank you for sharing your post at Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up. :) What a wonderful craft idea for Easter! I hope you stop by and join us again this week. http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/03/meal-planning-monday-recipe-link-up-4.html

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  12. These are adorable and so easy to make! I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post at 4/1 at www.simply-creative-living.com if you don't mind.

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  13. Featuring at this weeks Linky party!

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  14. Easy and adorable!! I'll be sharing this at the party! Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives and hope to see you again this week. Don't you just love working with felt!? Theresa

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  15. So cute! The hot glue gun is one of my favorite things. Anytime I see that used for a craft, I'm in!

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  16. Wow! I can't believe how simple and easy this decoration is? I have fallen in love with this awesome decoration.
    Thanks for sharing!

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