Y’all I have another fabulous spring project for you today! I’m making a carrot wreath using a UITC board and it turns out super cute.
I love finding fun new projects to try y’all. This carrot wreath using a UITC board is so unique and fun! The triangle board that I am using is normally used for a Christmas tree wreath but today I’m flipping it around and turning it into a carrot. The result is a bright and beautiful wreath that is perfect way to dress up your front door. Come on with me and I’ll show you how it’s done!
Carrot Wreath using UITC Board
There are so many great projects that we can make for spring, y’all. Everything from delicate florals and grapevine to bright and happy deco mesh wreaths make great spring decor. After the plethora of reds from the winter holidays feels so good to bring out the uplifting colors of spring! Don’t get me wrong, I love holiday decor but it’s always nice to switch things up with the seasons. Especially for those of us in the southern states who don’t see as many seasonal changes out doors.
This isn’t the only UITC board that is perfect for spring, y’all. Have you seen the awesome flower boards yet? The circle board makes a gorgeous flower that looks like a giant sunflower or daisy. We have a post that shows you how to make a flower wreath using the UITC board. So if you love the look of this carrot, be sure to check that out too!
Why these boards are awesome…
Y’all there are lots of reasons that these UITC boards are awesome. For one thing, you can use to make several different designs but the method stays the same. That means that, once you get the hang of it, you will be able to quickly produce and design using a board. Another great thing is that these designs are pretty cheap to make. I used 2 rolls of mesh and the board for this which isn’t much by way of supply costs. That allows you to offer your customers something that looks amazing but doesn’t break the bank. If you want to learn about calculating the cost of your craft supplies we have a post for that too!
- Start with the 2.5" ribbon, measure a 10 tail, twist the ribbon and add it to the bow maker. Then make a 6" loop on each side twisting the ribbon as you add it to the bow maker. Leave a shorter tail at the top.
- Next use one of the 1.5" ribbons and repeat the same process making the loops slightly smaller this time.
- For the next layer cut a strip of the other 1.5" ribbon and lay it in the bow maker. Then make a two tail, two loop layer just like you did before.
- Take two pipe cleaners and twist the ends together to make one long pipe cleaner. Remove your bow from the bow maker and use the long pipe cleaner to secure the center of the bow twisting it off at the back.
Carrot Wreath using UITC Board
- Start by standing your triangle board up and popping the zip ties in to each set of holes. Then lay it down and put the ends of the zip ties together but don't cinch them.
- Next, cut 62 10" strips of the orange mesh and 8 of the green mesh. Then take one and fold it in half at a diagonal. Next scrunch the sides towards the center. Then put the mesh into the first zip tie at tip of triangle with the open part towards the tip. Leave about and inch of the closed part of your ruffle on the inside of your zip tie and then cinch the zip tie closed.
- Now continue this process working one row at a time until the board is full. Trim the zip ties after each row before you move onto the next. Leave the top row open for now.
- For the top row take your mesh squares and scrunch them up the center to make a ruffle. Fold the ruffle in half and add it to the zip ties just like you did your triangle ruffles. Leave the middle three zip ties open, this will be the stem of the carrot.
- Next, add zip ties between each orange ruffle on the top row. Make another ruffle for each one but don't fold it in half this time. These ruffles will cover the folds of your other ruffles.
- Fluff up your greenery stem so the pieces stand up. Then add it to the center zip tie. Now add triangle ruffles of green mesh to that zip tie and the two on either side of it. Then add another row of zip ties so you can add one more green ruffle layer over top of the greenery stem. These will be regular ruffles, not the triangle ones.
- Next, add your bow over your green mesh and then trim your tails.
- Finally, add a pipe cleaner to the back to be the hanger.
And that’s how it’s done, y’all! Once you get the hang of these ruffles that’s all there is to it. The most time consuming part is adding the zip ties. If you have kids in your life recruit them! This is a perfect job for smaller hands and a great way to craft together. Have fun with this project y’all and happy spring!
Just pin this carrot wreath using the UITC board tutorial below to find the instructions later!
If you need any help with centerpiece-making, bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.
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