For the past few years, the kids and I have decorated our street side dogwood tree with plastic Easter eggs. It was easy, cute, and the trend quickly caught on around the neighborhood. Well, being like everyone else has never been my thing, which meant it was time for me to get creative and come up with a new outdoor Easter decoration. This adorable, simple carrot patch is what I dreamed up.
This is a quick, 10 minute DIY project, and can even be completed by a crafty kid. The plastic carrots can be found by the plastic Easter eggs in stores like Target, Fred Meyer, Wal-Mart, and Dollar Tree. To make this carrot patch you will need:
15 Plastic Carrots
- 15 Bamboo Skewers
- Glue Gun
- Glue Sticks
Add a 1″ line of hot glue to the end of the bamboo skewer, pointing the sharp end down. Press the glued skewer onto to the plastic carrot and hold until set. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Find a place in the garden to set up the cute little carrot patch for the Easter Bunny. As you stake the carrot into the ground, face the skewer towards the back so it cannot be seen by passersby.
If you want to snazzy the patch up even more, make a ‘Carrot Patch’ sign out of reclaimed wood, acrylic paints, and a clear coat of flat spray paint to finish.
Add a cheap stuffed animal or two, which are easy to secure. Shove a skewer up the little rascals hinny, and you have a bunny perfectly perched to watch over his beloved vegetables. If you are lucky enough to find a felt or foam bunny like the one below, hot glue a paint stick to the back of it and tuck it into the patch.
Want more? How about using one of those cheap Easter baskets we all seem to have stuffed in the attic, but instead of candy, fill it will pretty spring flowers and Easter grass.
There you have it, a one of a kind, weather proof, carrot patch for Easter that is sure to make your neighbors ask, “How do you come up with such cute ideas?” Hoppy Easter decorating!