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DIY Wooden Carrots From Repurposed Spindles

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Looking for a fun and easy Easter project? These DIY wooden carrots made from repurposed spindles are not only adorable, they are budget-friendly too!

wooden carrots in easter basket with bunny

I’m sharing these super cute DIY wooden carrots as part of this month’s Thrifty Style Team’s challenge.

I’ve said it before but it bears repeating, I look forward to this challenge every month! 😀

There are 14 talented bloggers sharing thrifty decorating ideas with you and this month is all about spring.

thrifty style team logo

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Be sure to check out their projects linked at the end of this post. While the calendar says spring, Mother Nature did not get the memo here in New Hampshire.

This is our current temperature:

37 degree weather photo

But inside it is spring with all the good things it brings including sunshine, bunnies, and wooden carrots!

These are the second set of wood carrots that I’ve made.

The first were Wood Bead Carrots you can see HERE.

If you have any broken chairs or tables in your basement or garage, don’t throw them out.

You are going to want to take off those spindles and re-purpose them into the most adorable carrots.

They also make really pretty DIY candle holders.

So let’s get to this simple spring Easter decor DIY.

Supplies for DIY Wooden Carrots

Old wooden spindles

How to Make Wood Carrots

Step 1. Paint the Spindles

Start by painting the spindles with craft paint. I didn’t have a classic orange in my craft closet so I went with this pretty coral color.

I absolutely love how they turned out!

Sometimes unplanned crafts make the best projects.

Patio paint and foam brush

You will need 2-3 coats to get full coverage, or you can choose a light distressed finish. Let dry.

Painting wood spindles

Step 2. Add Greenery or Raffia

Once the paint is fully dry it’s time to fire up the glue gun and attach some greenery to your soon to be carrots.

I always try to use the supplies that I have on hand and found some faux greenery in my stash that looked perfect for carrots.

If you don’t have any on hand you can pick some up at the dollar store.

Another option is to use green raffia.

Step 3. Add Ribbon

To cover up the ends of the greenery and any hot glue, use a narrow ribbon or twine.

This also adds a little texture and dimension.

Ribbon on wooden carrots

That’s all there is to making your own DIY Wooden Carrots from repurposed spindles.

I ended up making 3 of these little cuties and think they look just darling in this bunny basket.

They look just as cute wrapped in ribbon displayed on a round tray.

You could also place them in a clear glass vase on a mantel or shelf.

Wooden carrots on tray

I hope you enjoyed this super simple Easter craft. I’d love to hear how you would decorate with these wooden carrots.

Do you have any old spindles that you could re-purpose?

DIY wooden carrots in basket

Visit the talented bloggers below to see their thrifty spring home projects.

Thrifty style team spring collage

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy spring! 😀

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Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod

Thursday 14th of April 2022

Michelle - your crafted carrots are super cute and creative. We love this super unique idea!


Monday 11th of April 2022

Such an adorable idea, Michelle! Perfect for springtime. xoxo, Kristi

Jennifer Howard

Sunday 10th of April 2022

Well, this is a clever idea!! Super cute for Easter.

Lora Bloomquist

Saturday 9th of April 2022

These are so fun to make and decorate with. I made a bunch a while back and have had so much fun pulling them out each Spring.

Lynne Zemaitis

Saturday 9th of April 2022

Michelle, these are adorable! What a creative and clever idea! Happy Spring!

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