March 31, 2011

Easter Carrot Cutlery

Since I threatened to keep going with my Easter Egg Hunt 101 tips, I


thought I'd share another easy idea for a pretty

Easter table.

I'm not sure if you can even see it here, but I

made "carrot cutlery" to go along with the pretty

pastel paper plates (sshhhhhhhhh, don't tell ~

fine china just wasn't feasible for such a large

group!).


  I found

this idea in Family Fun Magazine back in 2006. 

It's obviously one of their most popular ideas,

since it's STILL on their website!  It's really

easy. 


Here's all you need:
Orange party napkins
green plastic cutlery
green pipe cleaners
(I used two different complimentary greens)


The napkins and cutlery were purchased at a party supply store and the pipe cleaners at Michael's.


Since I made these during my pre-blogging days I
don't have as-you-go pictures {sorry!}. 



So here's Family Fun's easy instructions:


For each carrot, fold one of the paper napkins

into a rectangle. Don't be afraid to re-fold them

from their original configuration, whatever that

may be (i.e., a square, etc.).  Place a set of

utensils across the lower left corner of the

rectangle, fold in the lower right corner as shown,

then roll it up loosely.


Wrap one or two green pipe cleaners around the

napkin and necks of the utensils, then twist them

to secure, as shown.  Cut down the pipe cleaners

to size.


And voila'.









So simple, yet they really make a statement.  I was

pretty proud of mine, and have made them every

year for the great egg hunt.

Hope you like this tutorial, and stay tuned for a

few more Easter-themed crafts/decor tips to come

between now and Easter.

Spring, it's bound to be here soon.



Have a great week!

xoxo

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10 comments:

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

These are too cute and perfect for the occasion! I"m still reeling over 61 kids.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a cute idea - Thanks for sharing. I had to go back and find the post about about the egg hunt that I missed. Wow! I bet you all have a fun time.
Have a great weekend.

@pril said...

These are so cute & easy to make. I saw you at It's a Hodge Podge Friday by It's a Hodge Podge Life.

Today is my blog's first linky party. I would love for you to add this: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/search/label/Funky%20Fresh%20Fridays.

Bec@littlelucylu said...

That is way too cute! I host Easter dinner at my house - and I just might have to borrow your idea! :-)
Thanks!
~Bec

Stacey said...

Super cute carrots- and useful all bundled up!!!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Hi! I fell in love with these cute napkins...using them on my kid table post :) Come check it out! Thanks,

PS love your music...been listening while I write.

Lina-Fancy Frugal Life

Bella@Bellabeforeandafter.blogspot.com said...

No way Kathleen, this looks so cool. I totally love it. The pictures are just awesome, my eye went DIRECTLY to it, hehe.

Thanks for always supporting my blog, by linking up to the party!

I'm definitely looking forward to your guest post :)

Hugs,

Bella **AMAZE ME AUGUST** @ Bella Before and After

At Home in English Valley said...

I have a big brunch for Easter and would love to use pretty real dishes, but who wants to spend Easter washing 30 plates! Your carrot idea is sweet, may steal ;-), I mean borrow that one from you! Thanks. Love, Penny

G. S. said...

Me again. :D Wanted to thanks for stopping by and nice comment.

Tiffannie said...

Wanted to tell you that I made your carrots last year and they turned out so cute the kids just loved them.

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