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Crepe Paper Carrots

Love your vegetables!

Photography: Kate Mathis

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2011


Made of wrapped paper streamers, these adorable little bundles are a twist on the crepe-paper surprise ball. As you unwind the paper, you find the trinkets -- jewelry, a novelty, a toy. It's simple to grow a basketful and customize them for guests of any age. Display them as a centerpiece or leave them by the door as favors.


  • Crepe streamers, in Apricot, Golden Yellow, and Orange

  • Green crepe paper, in Leaf Green

  • Hot-glue gun

  • Craft scissors

  • Assorted small gifts


  1. Loosely wrap orange streamer to form carrot shape, making it thicker at top. Tuck in gifts as you work. Press end of paper down into top.

  2. Fold green crepe paper in half across its grain. Download leaf template, and trace onto folded paper.

  3. Cut out; bunch up. Tuck leaves into carrot top; secure with dab of hot glue.

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