{easter: carrot napkin holders}

March 20, 2012


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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  1. 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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  2. 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 :)
    Sunday Burquest recently posted..Makin’ it on Monday {Burlap Runner}My Profile

  3. 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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  4. cute idea! http://www.newlifeovernight.blogspot.com
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  5. These are SOOOOOOOOOOO cute! What a clever idea and so simple!

    Have a great Tuesday — Brandi
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  6. 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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  7. Adorable!!

  8. Adorable, great and simple!
    Thank you for sharing!

  9. I love this carrot idea and the egg looks so sweet. Lovely!
    Greetings.
    Hrandica recently posted..Še nekaj otročje lahkih/Some more easy to makeMy Profile

  10. 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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  11. What a terrific Easter craft project!
    Rona recently posted..Happy Birthday Big Bird!My Profile

  12. These are just too cute!! Pinned!

  13. This is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!!
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  14. So cute and smart! Perfect for Easter dinner =)
    Just Jaime recently posted..More Easy TailoringMy Profile

  15. How cute are these…I am pinning them and hope I get around to meking them!
    Mary at Sweetwater Style recently posted..Amazing.…A Blogging Milestone for ME!My Profile

  16. 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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  17. Vanessa, these are adorable!!
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  18. Those are super cute! And I love any craft that includes the word “easy”!
    Jennifer recently posted..Delight in the Little ThingsMy Profile

  19. 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!

  20. These are gorgeous, such a great idea!
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  21. Those are absolutely too cute!!!! And the egg your mom decorated is precious.
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  22. 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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  23. LOVE this idea–these look so cute & easy to make.
    Katie recently posted..Ribbon Beaded Necklace + GiveawayMy Profile

  24. Adorable! I featured your carrots today — I just love them. Have a great weekend.
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  25. I think I’ll have to make those cute carrots for my easter table.…Thanks for the great ideas!
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  26. These are so cute! I can’t wait to make them with my kids.
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  27. 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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  28. These are too cute. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from The Crafty Cowgirl.
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  29. 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!

  30. 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!

  31. 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!
    Michelle Paige recently posted..Easter WreathsMy Profile

  32. 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

  33. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time!
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  34. 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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  35. I LOVE it! What a great idea!
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  36. 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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  37. You have been featured @CountryMommaCooks Link and Greet Party
    stop by and pick up a featured button:)
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  38. You’ve been featured on Bringing Beauty! Come by and check it out!

  39. 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
    Lolly Jane recently posted..Easy Easter tablescape & wreathMy Profile

  40. I think I might make these to add to our Easter dinner Sunday! Beautiful.
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  41. Came to take a peek at the washi tape but saw this clever little Easter idea below! I love it!! Thanks so much for linknig up at the Sassy Sunday Blog Hop and we hope to see you again really soon!

    Cheers!

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