If you want to decorate your walls for Easter, it is time to make some DIY wall art to celebrate the holiday! In this video tutorial, I am going to show you how you can make a cool canvas piece featuring a carrot which is made entirely out of buttons and ribbon!
This Easter art project has a really nice minimalist aesthetic—and the materials and methods used to create it are also very minimalist. You only need a handful of materials and tools, as you’ll notice in the list I’ve shared with you below.
The size of the piece is 100% up to you to decide. If you are wondering how large I made mine, I went with a canvas measuring 20 cm x 40 cm.
The larger you make the piece, the more buttons you are ultimately going to need, so that is something to keep in mind.
Speaking of the buttons, you can use old buttons if you want, but I am guessing that unless you have a lot of old buttons which just so happen to be orange, you are going to need to purchase some from the store.
What should you keep in mind when you are shopping? Well, in order for your carrot to look like a carrot, the buttons do need to be orange or close to orange in color. I actually went with a few different shades of orange. Some of the darker buttons are more of a vermillion color with almost a reddish hue, and some of the lighter ones are close to beige.
But the point is that they all average to orange, so seen from a distance, the carrot is most definitely orange. But the different shades add interesting mottled variations, which I think adds character to the piece.
You’ll also notice that I used slightly different shapes and sizes of buttons (though they are all at least round-ish). This too I believe adds character and interestingness to the piece.
But the bottom line is that it is completely your decision whether you want to vary the colors, shapes and sizes of your button, and if so, by how much. Ultimately, the choices that you make will contribute to the uniqueness of your piece.
Ready to get started crafting? Review all the materials and tools you need below along with the written instructions to go with the video tutorial.
Step by Step Tutorial with Detailed Instructions:
With its bright colors and simple design, this handcrafted Easter artwork catches the eye immediately and brightens everything around it. It also has a somewhat rustic quality to it since the materials are canvas, buttons and ribbon.
After you finish creating and displaying your DIY Easter carrot wall art, you can try tackling some of our other easy and thrifty craft projects for the holiday.
There are video tutorials and written directions for each of these projects. Have fun, and check back soon for more projects!