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We celebrate Christmas with a Christmas tree so why not celebrate Easter with an Easter tree? This Easter Carrot Tree is a super easy kids Easter craft that even the adults will enjoy! It makes the perfect Easter centerpiece for your decorations or your Easter dinner table!
Sometimes the best home décor is the simplest and that couldn’t be more true than it is for this Easter centerpiece.
Not only will your kids enjoy helping you create it, but they will love seeing it as your Easter centerpiece even more! It’s certain to add a special touch to your Easter dinner table or your Easter decorations display.
If you’re looking for a kids Easter craft to make with your youth group or play group, this is it! It would be simple to let the kids do this Easter craft while the moms work on something such as our DIY Bunny Décor Easter Decorationor our Tissue Paper Spring Floral Wreath!
What Kind of Easter Eggs Can I Make This Easter Centerpiece With?
When you make this homemade Easter centerpiece, you can choose to use small chocolate eggs for the “ornaments” that hang on your Easter tree or you can use plastic.
We wanted something that fit with the whole Easter candy theme so we used candy for the ornaments and garland.
Please keep in mind that once your Easter tree is completed, the candy will not be edible.
What Supplies Do I need to Make an Easter Carrot Tree?
For the most part, your Easter centerpiece will use supplies and ingredients you already have on hand. The supply list is below and is also included in the instructions at the bottom of this post.
The supply list is set up to make one Easter tree but chances are good that you’ll have enough supplies for more than one.
- 1 Styrofoam Cone
- Orange Paint
- Orange Yarn
- Green pipe cleaners
- Green Scrubby Yarn
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
- Small cardboard box lid
- Green Paint
- Pastel Paint Markers
- Mini Chocolate eggs
- Plain Pastel M&M candies
- Large Plastic Easter Eggs
- Easter grass
- Easter themed stuffed animals
What Type of Cardboard Box Works Best?
This carrot centerpiece idea uses the top of a cardboard box for its base. While you can use the top of any box that has been cut with deep sides, the top of a bankers or file box will work best.
They are sturdy enough to hold up to what you need it to and do not require any cutting or forming to the shape you need.
Easter Carrot Tree Centerpiece
- Carboard Box
- Paint the Styrofoam cone orange. Allow the cone to dry fully then wrap orange yarn around it to add more texture. Secure the yarn near the pointed end of the cone with a dab of hot glue.
- While the cone dries, take 16-20 green pipe cleaners and bind them together at the base. Next, take 2 strands and wind them togehter. Once they're wound, repeat it with a third and even a fourth strand to create a single branch. Repeat the process with the remaining pipe cleaners.
- Once you have the branches made, wrap each one with green scrubby yarn to give it a more textured and a leaf like appearance for your carrot top. Once the scrubby yarn is attached, glue several toothpicks to the base of your carrot top like shown in the photo above. Allow the glue to dry then attach your branches to the widest part of your cone. Secure the carrot top with a few drops of hot glue and allow to dry fully.
- As you're waiting on your carrot top and base to dry, make the ornament string by gluing candies onto the green yarn. Allow them to fully dry before moving them. For the chocolate Easter egg ornaments, simply wrap the string around each egg and secure with a dab of hot glue. Set the ornaments aside until later.
- To make the base of your Carrot Tree Easter Centerpiece idea by taking the top of a cardboard box and painting it to resemble grass. Decorate with flowers or other Easter themed decorations. Set aside and allow it to fully dry before moving on. .
- Once the paint on your box dries, secure the pointed end of the carrot in the center of the box with hot glue. You may also want to use a single toothpick in the center of the cone to give it more stability. Allow it to dry fully before moving on. If you do not, the entire thing may fall. Once the glue has dried, attach the ornament strings and eggs to the branches. You can either hot glue them on or simply drape or hang them. Add plastic Easter eggs, Easter grass, spring stuffed animals or other Easter/Spring items to your box to finish filling things out.
- If you are hanging ornaments on your DIY Easter centerpiece, make certain you use at least 2 pipe cleaners for each branch. As I suggested above, 3 or 4 is best.