Sometimes inspiration strikes at the strangest times. I was sitting at the bus stop waiting for my daughter's bus to arrive when I started cleaning out the inside of my car. I opened the center console and found a bag of wooden craft beads. Doesn't everyone have these in their car? I held the bag in my hand for a second when it hit me, carrots!
My grandmother recently moved from her house into an independent living facility and got rid of a bunch of her craft supplies. One of the items I received from her craft stash were endless bags of wooden beads. I have every size you can imagine, which were perfect for making carrots. Apparently, crafting runs in the family and I'm not the only one who hoards supplies. Thank goodness for Grandma's!
Here's what you'll need:
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-Wooden craft beads (3 different sizes)
-Faux green leaves
I started by tying a knot in the end of the yarn then strung 3 small beads, 2 medium beads and 1 large bead to make each carrot. There were a few that I ended up doing only 2 small beads and those turned out fine too.
Once the beads were strung, I painted them using orange craft paint. I found it much easier to paint the beads when they were already stung so they didn't go rolling all over the place.
After the paint was dry it was time to attach the greens. I pulled the string tight and cut two pieces of "leaves", which fit snug in the bead. To secure the string even further I added a few dabs of hot glue.