Paper Bag Carrots

The finished Paper Bag CarrotsTurn a brown paper lunch bag into paper bag carrots for spring or Easter! Paper bag carrots are so easy to make and you probably already have everything you need!


Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1

Link: Paper Bag Carrots


  • 1 brown paper lunch bag
  • 6-8 Strips jute twine (or yarn)
  • paint (preferably orange)
  • water
  • paint brush
  • glue
  • scissors
  • cinnamon (optional)


  1. First, cut the bottom off of the brown paper bag. Hold the bag up and unfold the bottom part. Then cut along the crease where it was folded. Save the bottom piece because you will use it later. Next, find the line on the back of the bag where it was sealed together. Use scissors to cut along the line. Lay the bag out flat. Fold the paper bag in half.
  2. A piece of folded paper.
    Folding a piece of paper.
  3. Start rolling up the bag from the bottom into a cone-shape. Keep the bottom part somewhat tight and allow the top to remain a little more open.

    After you get a cone shape, add a little dab of glue to hold the paper bag together.
  4. Rolling the folded piece of paper.

  5. While the glue is drying, mix up the paint. (I used Apple Barrel paint in the color Harvest Orange.) Pour the paint into a cup, add a little bit of water, and mix well.
  6. Putting a paintbrush in orange paint.
  7. Use the paint mixture to paint the paper bag carrots. Lay them aside and let them dry.
  8. A cone of paper painted ornage.
  9. For my second carrot, I mixed a little bit of cinnamon into the paint. I'm not sure exactly how much I used, but it was enough to make the paint thick.
  10. Adding cinnamon to the paint.
    A painted paper bag carrot.

  11. While the paper bag carrots are drying, it's time to make the "stems". Cut about 6 - 8 pieces of jute twine into 14" long strips. Hold all the strips together and fold them in half. Take a smaller piece of twine and tie the strips together at the bottom.
  12. A piece of twine.
    A bunch of twine tied together.
    Adding twine to the top of a paper carrot.
  13. After the paper bag carrots are completely dry, fold the top edges of the bag down inside the cone.
  14. The top of a paper carrot.
  15. Put a good amount of glue around the bottom part of the twine that is tied. Then stuff it down into the top of the cone. Squeeze the top of the cone onto the twine to make sure the glue gets on the insides of the bag.
  16. Placing twine at the top of the paper carrots.

  17. Now lay the paper bag carrots side by side and cut a piece of jute twine long enough to tie around them and make a bow.

    Remember the bottom part of the paper bag you cut off in step one? Grab that, and cut out a small square. Use a marker to make a "price tag" for your carrots.

    Glue the price tag to the bow tied around the carrots.
  18. A small price label.
    Paper Bag Carrots tied with a string.
  19. That's it! Now you can decorate with your paper bag carrots!
  20. The finished Paper Bag Carrots in a toy truck.
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March 4, 20211 found this helpful

Those turned out really cute!

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March 4, 20210 found this helpful

Thank you so much!

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