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{easter: carrot napkin holders}

These little napkin holders are perfect for a fun and colorful easter table decoration! And, they're quick and easy. So, it would be a perfect craft to do with your kids.

And that is exactly what my mom and I used to do when I was a kid. This year we remembered this fun little craft and thought we'd make them again for this year's table decoration.

What you'll need:

  • orange construction paper
  • green napkins
  • glue or tape
  • pen or stencils (optional)

We forgot to take pictures along the way, but I think it's pretty straight-forward.

How to:

  1. Cut the construction paper as shown above.
  2. If desired, stencil, write or draw a design on the paper.
  3. Roll up the paper into a cone.
  4. Use glue or tape to secure the cone.
  5. Unfold the napkin and gather it in the center.
  6. Insert it into the cone.
  7. Done!

My mom made this cute easter egg last year. It says "Frohe Ostern" - Happy Easter!

I'm partying here! ♥

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51 Comments

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    Kei
    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 01:02 PM

    Those are such fun! :) I like that they’re so simple to make.
    The egg your mom made is really cute, too :)

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    Sunday Burquest
    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 01:22 PM

    These are adorable! I’ve been looking for something for my Easter table and these are perfect! Found you at TipJunkie – have a great week :)

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    I am LOVD
    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 01:36 PM

    Amazing how all that stuff gets lost in memory until one day – poof – it reappears and you share it with the world. These napkins are absolutely brilliant. Love it!!! And your mom’s egg from last year is so delicate and sweet.

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    Amanda
    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 02:05 PM

    cute idea! http://www.newlifeovernight.blogspot.com

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    Keeping It Indie
    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 04:22 PM

    These are SOOOOOOOOOOO cute! What a clever idea and so simple!

    Have a great Tuesday – Brandi

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    Lindy@itsybitsypaper
    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 06:11 PM

    Oh my gosh those are so cute!!! I hope you’ll link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

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    Bonnie @ uncommon
    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 06:38 PM

    Adorable!!

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    Syb
    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 09:25 PM

    Adorable, great and simple!
    Thank you for sharing!

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    Hrandica
    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 09:49 PM

    I love this carrot idea and the egg looks so sweet. Lovely!
    Greetings.

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    Shiloh
    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Those are such cool napkin holders. I love the pastelly colors that you used. They’re pretty and cute all at once.:)

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    Rona
    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    What a terrific Easter craft project!

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    Jenn
    Wednesday March 21st, 2012 at 06:14 AM

    These are just too cute!! Pinned!

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    Christine
    Wednesday March 21st, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    This is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!!

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    Just Jaime
    Thursday March 22nd, 2012 at 02:48 AM

    So cute and smart! Perfect for Easter dinner =)

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    Mary at Sweetwater Style
    Thursday March 22nd, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    How cute are these…I am pinning them and hope I get around to meking them!

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    Mindie
    Thursday March 22nd, 2012 at 02:32 PM

    It’s been such a crazy week all my Easter stuff is still in the garage. Your napkin holders are so cute.

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    Tasha
    Thursday March 22nd, 2012 at 03:55 PM

    Vanessa, these are adorable!!

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    Jennifer
    Thursday March 22nd, 2012 at 05:47 PM

    Those are super cute! And I love any craft that includes the word “easy”!

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    Dee
    Thursday March 22nd, 2012 at 06:39 PM

    This is a cute idea!!! Love it!
    I hope you will link these up to The CSI Project. The challenge is Embossing and paper crafts. You can link as many as 3 projects and we are having a great giveaway!
    http://www.thecsiproject.com.
    Come back every week for a new challenge!

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    Tamsyn
    Friday March 23rd, 2012 at 02:12 AM

    These are gorgeous, such a great idea!

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    Veronica
    Friday March 23rd, 2012 at 03:59 PM

    Those are absolutely too cute!!!! And the egg your mom decorated is precious.

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    Jenn @ Social Salutations
    Friday March 23rd, 2012 at 05:06 PM

    How stinkin’ cute? I love this idea!! I featured you today in my Friday I’m In Love favorites!

    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2012/03/friday-im-in-love-with-easter.html

    XOXO
    Jenn

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    Katie
    Friday March 23rd, 2012 at 06:30 PM

    LOVE this idea–these look so cute & easy to make.

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    carolyn - homework
    Saturday March 24th, 2012 at 03:35 AM

    Adorable! I featured your carrots today – I just love them. Have a great weekend.

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    Deana
    Sunday March 25th, 2012 at 04:35 AM

    I think I’ll have to make those cute carrots for my easter table….Thanks for the great ideas!

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    Patricia P
    Monday March 26th, 2012 at 01:37 AM

    These are so cute! I can’t wait to make them with my kids.

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    BethM@Under A Pile of Scrap!
    Tuesday March 27th, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    I don’t typically get excited over Easter table decor and especially not napkins, but I have to say that these are too stinking cute AND I might even make some myself! DARLING!

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    Claiming Our Space
    Tuesday March 27th, 2012 at 03:48 AM

    These are too cute. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from The Crafty Cowgirl.

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    Michaela Schulz
    Tuesday March 27th, 2012 at 08:08 AM

    The easter egg is so cute! Did your mother tell you how she did that? I love the lacey thing that surrounds the egg. It looks so dainty. Thanks for the share!

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    Kate
    Tuesday March 27th, 2012 at 02:14 PM

    Love it! I’m featuring it in my “Top 10 Easter Ideas” @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com today! Feel free to stop by and grab a button!

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    Michelle Paige
    Tuesday March 27th, 2012 at 07:16 PM

    Such a delightful idea! I would love to have you link this up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party going on now! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html
    PS–love the egg your mom made too!

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    Crystal
    Wednesday March 28th, 2012 at 09:45 PM

    Thank you for linking up to Mommy Solutions last week! This post was the #3 most clicked link on my link up. Thank you for taking time to share your ideas with my readers. Check out your feature: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/03/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-37/

    Thank you, Crystal

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    Mindie
    Thursday March 29th, 2012 at 01:46 AM

    Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time!

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    Ginger@gingersnapcrafts.com
    Thursday March 29th, 2012 at 02:44 PM

    Featuring YOU today! :) Thank you so much for sharing at {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/03/take-look-at-you-easter-edition.html

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    Annie
    Thursday March 29th, 2012 at 05:33 PM

    I LOVE it! What a great idea!

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    Four Sisters
    Friday March 30th, 2012 at 05:53 AM

    If I was hosting Easter this year this would definitely be on our table!

    Thanks for linking up at Beautify It Monday! We were thrilled to have such a great turn out for out first party! Features will go up on Saturday and we hope to see you back again on Monday for week 2!

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    Deana
    Saturday March 31st, 2012 at 01:21 AM

    You have been featured @CountryMommaCooks Link and Greet Party
    stop by and pick up a featured button:)

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    Four Sisters
    Saturday March 31st, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    You’ve been featured on Bringing Beauty! Come by and check it out!

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    Lolly Jane
    Saturday April 7th, 2012 at 01:39 AM

    Oh I am soooo sad I’m not hosting Easter this year- these are the cutest napkin holders EVER and would be perfect for Sunday. Love love love!

    Thanks for sharing- we are featuring you this weekend! Yay!
    XOXO

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    Alison
    Saturday April 7th, 2012 at 04:51 AM

    I think I might make these to add to our Easter dinner Sunday! Beautiful.

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