Easter's On It's Way (Carrot Cutlery Tutorial)

March 26, 2012

I've been so consumed by other things these days that I haven't had time to get any projects or serious blogging done.  My life is still a bit hectic, what with this being Spring Break and all, so I thought I'd share one of my all-time popular Easter posts.  Those of you who've been reading my blog for a while might recall that every year we put on a major Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza.  My husband is the ultimate Grand Master of the event and a good time is always had by all.

One of the mainstays of the event is the food.  And to that end I have made it a tradition to create what I call Easter Carrot Cutlery.  Read on for my old post below. 

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.

Back to the present:  I have so much work to do this week to get the house and decor and desserts in order that my head is spinning.  AND I have the three chickadees home all week......hopefully I can put them to good work!  Wish me luck!

Have a great week!


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Sylvia said...

Cute carrot cutlery...Have a great Spring Break and Easter holiday!


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun and clever idea. Your Easter table looks so cute and I always like the idea of paper plates:-) Thanks for sharing Kathleen.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very creative, Kathleen! I love this idea! This would probably work well if you were doing a garden themed party, too.

Sarah said...

Your carrot cutlery is one of the cutest ideas I've seen. May I have permission to pin this on my pinterest board? I know I want to use this idea. Thanks! ~ Sarah

momto8 said...

wow!! makes the party more fun!

Lynn said...

A very cute idea, big smiles:@)


These are So adorable! I love the idea! I bet these will end up all over pinterest. : D Thanks for linking up to Cowgirl up!

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

That is just adorable!! I love that idea, and they do look like carrots. Too cute.

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a super cute idea for an Easter buffet! They are adorable!
Enjoy your spring break!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That is so cool, Kathleen. What a fun idea.

Jenny said...

This is seriously the cutest Easter idea ever! I would love if you would add it to the Lovely Things Thursday linky party!

Natalie said...

This is a wonderful way to decorate cutlery for an Easter buffet or brunch. It would also be nice to put them at individual place settings, especially to decorate a kids table. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This is such an ADORABLE idea!! Pinning it:D Thanks for sharing! Having a wonderful Easter!!

Unknown said...

Such a cute idea! I might be able to get my girls to help putting some together!

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