Have you been to Hobby Lobby lately? I love strolling through Hobby Lobby to see all the new seasonal items. It always gets my mind going about things that I can create at home.
It seems that carrots are a big "THING" this Easter season. They have the cutest ones out on their shelves and they look so cute and farmhousey. Is that even a word?
Anyway, I just knew that I wanted to make some carrots of my own. Fast forward a few days and I'm asking Mr. Possibilities to cut me some scrap wood to make some carrots of my own.
Here's what he came up with. I love how he made them in slightly different sizes and how he rolled over the edges to make them rounded.
I went ahead and sanded my little carrot blanks and now, I am pulling out my DIY Paint. I'm going with DIY's Summer Crush paint color and I'll be using my Paint Pixie French Round brush. I love how thick the DIY paint goes on. It generally covers in one coat. I plan to let these dry and then add some polka dots with White Swan.
Here are some of the other items I will be using.
- Spanich moss
- Faux greenery
- Floral tape (not pictured)
- Hot glue gun
While my carrots are drying, which actually takes no time, I am going to work on my carrot tops. I will cut off some green sprigs from what I have on hand and then use some floral tape to fasten everything together.
When my carrot is dry, all I have to do is drill a little hole in the top of my carrot so that I can insert the little greenery twig.
Before I insert the greenery, I want to add my Spanish moss to the top of my carrot. All you need to do is hot glue it to the top and then take another dab of hot glue for your greenery and insert it into the hole.
Finally, take some decorative ribbon and tie it to your greenery. You'll end up with some very cute little carrots that will make great bowl fillers!
This project is simple enough to do with the kiddos. Check out me and my granddaughter Ivy while we made some carrots.