DIY Carrot Door Wreath for Easter
Join me as I walk you thru step by step on how to make this super easy DIY Carrot Door Wreath for Easter.
I have seen several versions of this beautiful carrot shaped door wreath all over Pintrest. It has been done by so many people that I honestly have no idea where it originally came from, or who actually started the trend. What I do know is that, as a professional floral designer, I have loads of clients asking me to make them one just like it, or show them how to make one, lol. So, it only made sense to me to make it a DIY and show you exactly how I would go about constructing one.
- 4 Bundles of Bright Orange Silk Floral Bushes (usually 9 -12 flower stems per bunch)
- 1 Bundle of Greenery, that looks like carrot stems.
- 1 Roll of strapping tape
- 1 wire cutter
- 1 Roll of 1 1/2-2″ wide Green Ribbon
- 1 Roll brown Twine
You may have noticed that I like strapping tape, which is pictured above. This is the back bone of all floral design. It is made like a thin duct tape, reinforced to bond tightly, and its waterproof. This is not corsage tape!!! First, you want to cut all the flowers off of the large bundle bases. This will allow you to taper the flowers to make the carrot shape.
You will start with 3 flowers, 1 to make a tip and two beneath. Use a 1″ piece of strapping tape to secure these together. Then layer more flowers on top of the two and tape as you did before.
Continue on the process, the next layer will be 4 flowers. Then the next 2-3 layers will be 5 across and will depend on how long you want you carrot to be finished. This is creating the body of the carrot.
I then have 2 layers after that which are each 7 across. Next, I started to taper the shape back in to form a top. Which became a layer of 5 and a layer of 3.
Once you have reached the end and have secured your last flowers, trim the remaining stems short. After that, turn the greenery base upside down and feed it into the flower stems until your greenery is 1-2″ from your flowers.
Use your strapping tape to secure all stems together. This creates the area for the green ribbon wrap, which is what I am doing for an organic market look. If you want to, you can add a simple shoestring style bow here. Believe me, a bow hides everything in the floral world, LOL.
Since I am wrapping mine, I am using a ballerina wrap method. To accomplish this, you cut your ribbon aprrox. 36″ inches long. Wrap the ribbon around the stem, starting at the top in a crossing fashion down the stem. Tie in a knot at base, tightly around, covering all the tape and stems that might be showing. Trim to the desired length.
Then, repeat this with the twine, only tie off in a knot on the back and create a hanging loop.
Here is the finished look for this carrot door wreath. I think it is a really cute look for Easter. It is absolutely a very bright and colorful expression for the front of you home. Plus you can always re used the orange roses in a different way for the fall. Wink, wink.