Typically, Easter means the arrival of all sorts of sugary sweets. Chocolate eggs and jelly beans galore. So here is your healthier alternative: Citrus Carrot Favors are made of three different varieties of citrus fruits to build this sweet carrot! Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for sugar, but we thought we’d create a more refreshing alternative to mix things up. Bring these Citrus Carrot Favors to the office, the classroom, or to your neighbors as a seasonal treat! Chances are they’ll appreciate the sentiment and the juicy fruit!
Get the easy how-to after the jump!
Citrus is very in season right now, so it’s the perfect opportunity to make these Citrus Carrot Favors because oranges are cheap! And let’s be honest, a citrus carrot is much sweeter than a regular carrot!
Citrus Carrot Favors
- Various sized citrus fruits. We used Cara Cara oranges, Tangelos, and Tangerines to get a nice size variety
- 1 roll of cellophane paper
- Crepe paper in various shades of Green. Find Crepe Paper HERE
- Floral Wire
- Wire cutters
- Set aside 4 oranges to create a carrot-shape. We used 1 cara cara orange, 1 tangelo, and 2 tangerines.
- Cut a piece of cellophane about 10 to 12-inches wide (or however wide it needs to be to wrap around your largets orange) and 18-inches long (or however long it needs to cover the length of your “carrot” with 2 additional inches on the top and bottom.
- Set your oranges on top of the piece of cellophane, lined up along the long edge of the paper, leaving a few inches of cellophane below and above the oranges.
- Roll up the oranges so the cellophane wraps around them and twist the top and bottom to secure the oranges within the paper.
- Wrap a small piece of wire around the top and the bottom to keep the oranges in place. Trim the cellophane.
- Cut .5-inch to 1-inch wide strips of green crepe paper in various lengths ranging from 5 to 10 inches.
- Scissor curl the crepe paper strings like you do for curling ribbon
- Cluster some green strips and cluster on the top of the carrot and wrap and small piece of wire around the top of them. Hot glue and wrap a small piece of crepe paper around the base of the leaves.
Photography by Jane Merritt | Crafting by Rebecca Hansen