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Monday, March 16, 2015

Beaded Wooden Carrots


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!

Turn ordinary wood craft beads into the perfect Easter decor - Little House of Four

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

Supplies to make beaded wooden carrots

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.  
 Threading wooden beads for carrots
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. 

 beaded carrots from wooden craft beads

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.

 Adding stems to beaded wooden carrots

 wooden carrots made from craft beads

orange wooden carrots made from craft beads
Aren't they cute?

 wooden carrots made from craft beads
They're the perfect accessory for my little porcelain bunny.
 beaded wooden carrots

 wooden beaded carrots

Only a few more days until it's officially Spring!  Have you started decorating yet?

Wooden beaded carrots




      

8 comments:

  1. Oh, boy...those carrots are just adorable. Going to have to make a Hobby Lobby run so I can "grow" my own. Thank you for this great project idea.

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  2. These are so cute, a perfect little craft for Easter! So funny about you having beads in the car - my grandmother was a bit of a craft hoarder too (I wonder where I get it from...)!

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  3. Such a cute idea! This would be a great craft for the kiddos too! Thanks for sharing on Show Me Saturday!

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  4. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing over at Motivational Monday last week. I hope you'll join us again this week: http://makingitinthemitten.blogspot.com/2015/03/motivational-monday-march-22nd.html

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  5. These are seriously cool! They look perfect with your bunny. Thanks for sharing at THe Creative Circle!

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  6. Eeee! These are SO cute! And what a special way to use those wooden beads from your grandmother :)

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