The unpleasant cold weather we’ve been having had us under the impression spring would never get here. But warm weather has moved in, the grass is getting greener, and unfortunately for us down south, the mosquitos have started their familiar buzz. With our DIY Mesh Carrot instructions, you can affordably update your door decor to match the changing season.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 work garland (cut in half)
- 1 roll 10″ x 10yds Orange Paper Mesh
- 1 roll 4″ x 20yds Paper Mesh (the link provided is a different green than the mesh pictured in the instructions- you can use the ribbon of your choice for the carrot topper. We recommend this green chevron)
- 1 asparagus fern
- Wire Cutters
- Floral Wire
Step One: Straighten out your half of the work garland on a table. Open the orange mesh and let the roll fall to the ground while holding on to the ribbon’s end. Working with the roll on the ground is much easier. Pinching the ends of the ribbon with both hands and bunch your way to the center. Using the springs on the end of the work garland, twist the bunch with the springs like using bread ties. Once secured, find the widest point of the ribbon and pinch and bunch your way to the center of the ribbon, again. Secure to the same set of sprigs.
Work your way down the garland frame, finding the widest point of the ribbon, pinching, bunching, and twisting to make a straight line of single poofs. Try to tie the ribbon in as close to the frame as you can get since you will be adding more poofs to the sprigs.
Step Two: Starting at the top of the garland again, make another row of poofs, but only down to the sixth sprig. Make the poofs at the top larger to accentuate the shape of the carrot.
Now, make one more line of poofs down to the fourth level. There are seven levels of poofs – 1st has three poofs, 2nd has three poofs, 3rd has three poofs, 4th has three poofs, 5th has two poofs, 6th has two poofs, 7th has one poof.
Now it’s time for you bow. Go here for bow instructions- they start around 2:20.
Step Four: Tie in your bow using the wire frame.
Step Five – Tie on the asparagus bush to the back side of the wire frame. Use floral wire to secure it.
Now get to hanging and make all of the neighbors jealous!
-Video and Instructions by Elizabeth Michael