Easy Cardboard Carrot Garland

 I made an easy recycled carrot garland for Easter using cardboard from a delivery box. The possibilities are endless for any shape...

cardboard carrot garland

I began with thick cardboard, I drew the shape of a 6" carrot with the top and cut out three.

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You can make the carrots large or small and make as many as you'd like for your garland. 

I used orange and sage green craft paint to paint the front of the cardboard. 

green and orange painted cardboard carrot

When the paint dried, I used a thin Sharpie marker to draw details in the greenery and on the carrot. 

cardboard carrot with sharpie detail

Next, for added dimension, I used a Distress Ink Pad to darken the edges of the carrots. 

distress ink pad and carrots

I used a rub on sticker found at the Dollar Tree for my center carrot. 

Raffia was added to the top of the carrot for a quick bow.

carrot with rub on transfer

Finally, I punched holes in the carrots and strung them on thick jute.  

If you've never seen this hole punch for thick materials, it works great! 

back of carrot garland

cardboard garland with raffia bows

This little garland looks just as good as the wooden garlands!

Carrot garland on jute

Tie it to a wreath for a great Easter look! 

carrot garland on wreath

Add it to a chalkboard for another cute look! 


carrot garland on chalkboard

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carrots on chalkboard and overlay

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3 cardboard carrot garland


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .