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How To Make DIY Wood Bead Carrots – Easter Bunny Bait

Make adorable DIY wood bead carrots that can be used to decorate a Spring tiered tray, or for the kids to use as Easter Bunny bait.

diy wood bead carrots on ceramic board with white bunny

DIY wood bead carrots are a fun and easy craft for Easter or Spring decorating. One really great idea is to make them with the kids.

They can leave them out as “bunny bait” for the Easter bunny the night before, similar to cookies for Santa!

This can be a yearly tradition that the kids will look forward to each year. Crafting with wood beads is something I really enjoy.

They are inexpensive and can be used in so many different ways. Check out the Oyster Shell Blessing Beads I made, as well as the Pottery Barn Inspired Wood Bead Lamp that is one of my most popular posts! 

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Painting wood beads can be a little tricky, but I have a few tips to make it easier. Let’s get to the super simple tutorial.

Supplies Needed For DIY Wood Bead Carrots

supplies for wood bead carrots

How To Make DIY Wood Bead Carrots

Start by separating the wood beads into the number you want for the carrots. I chose to use 2 small beads, 4 medium beads and 1 large bead.

Here is a really cool tip to make painting wood beads so much easier. Place the wood beads onto a bamboo skewer.

For this craft, I was able to fit 14 beads on the skewer to make 2 carrots. 

wood beads on skewar

Stick the end of the skewer into a piece of floral foam, and start painting. If you’ve ever tried painting wood beads before, I’m sure you’ll understand why I’m so excited about this tip.

It makes it so much faster to paint a whole bunch of beads at once. Another quick way to color the wood craft beads is to dye them.

I shared how to dye wood beads here. Both of these options will save you so much time!

painting wood carrots

Next up, continue to paint the craft beads until they are the color you want. I went with 2 coats for the orange carrots.

orange beads on skewar

The cool thing about placing them on skewers in floral foam is it makes it easier for them to dry. I use a heat gun to speed up the drying.

painted wood beads on skewar

Once they are dry, string them onto the twine and tie a large knot at the end so the beads are secure.

wood beads on twine with knot

Hot glue a piece of greenery to one end of the “carrot”. As soon as you add this stem, it really looks like a carrot!

close up of diy wood bead carrots

The last step is to tie a piece of orange and white baker’s twine below the greenery. So what do you think? Aren’t they just the cutest?

How To Decorate With Wood Bead Carrots

wood bead carrots with bunny

Here are a few ways to decorate with your cute wood bead carrots:

  • Use them as an Easter basket filler.
  • Make a garland of farmhouse wooden bead carrots.
  • Have the kids put them on a plate for the Easter bunny as “bunny bait”.
  • Add them to a tiered tray for Spring or Easter.
  • Display them in a sweet Spring vignette.

orange painted wood bead carrots on table

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I hope you enjoyed this fun wooden bead craft idea. Have a great day and happy crafting!

wood bead carrots with bunny

close up of diy wood bead carrots

How To Make DIY Wood Bead Carrots - Easter Bunny Bait

Yield: 2 Carrots
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $3

Make these quick and easy DIY wood bead carrots to use in your Easter decorating, or as bunny bait for the Easter Bunny. They also make a cute addition to your tiered tray decor for Spring.

Materials

  • Wood Beads
  • Bamboo Skewers
  • Twine 
  • Orange Paint
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Paint Brush 
  • Greenery For Carrots
  • Floral Foam

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissor

Instructions

  1. Separate the wood beads into the number you want for the carrots.
  2. Place the wood beads onto a bamboo skewer.
  3. Stick the end of the skewer into a piece of floral foam, and start painting.
  4. Paint the craft beads until they are the color you want. I went with 2 coats.
  5. Once they are dry, string them onto the twine and tie a large knot at the end.
  6. Tie a piece of orange and white baker’s twine below the greenery. 
  7. Decorate with your new wood bead carrots!

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