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Are you into the wood bead garlands that are so trendy right now? I know I am! I’ve ordered wood beads from Amazon several times this year to replenish my supply. I also sell them as well, so your supply might last a little longer than mine. Lol I’ve linked the beads below that I get from Amazon. Something fun you can make with extra beads are wood bead carrots! Read along to see how!
This is what you'll need to make some wood bead carrots
First step : Paint your beads
Choose different sized beads. I chose seven beads for my carrot. Two large beads, two medium beads, and then three graduated size smaller beads. If you order the pack that I linked above, you will have all of the sizes that I used. You can also make them all one size. That looks just as cute. Make it your own! I used a couple of ribbon spools to elevate a skewer that I had placed my beads onto. It makes it easier to paint the beads. I added two coats of paint.
Next Step : Prepare Your Raffia Topper
Next, I pulled out a bit of raffia to use as my topper and cut a bundle of it to my length of choice, which was six inches. I laid a long strand of cut twine perpendicular to my raffia, and then folded my raffia together up around the twine. It looked something like this afterwards.
Afterwards, I took another piece of twine and tied it around the bottom of the bundle to secure it.
Next Step : String Your Beads
Next, you’ll use tape to wrap around the ends of your long twine, in order to help them go through the wood bead holes. Then string your beads, largest beads first, ending with your smallest bead.
Need More Carrot Ideas? Try this one!
Once all of your beads are strung, pull tight so that your green raffia topper will stand up straight, and tie a knot in the end of the wood bead carrot. After I tied my knot, I added a little bit of hot glue to add extra security. Last trim off the excess.
Last step : Add your ribbon!
Your wood bead carrot is complete!
Isn’t that fantastic?! We hope we have inspired you to make some wood bead carrots for your Easter baskets or decor! Let us know what you think in the comments below! Also, make sure you hop on our email list so you don’t miss a post! We don’t send out spam ever. We’re also on social media! Hope to see ya around!
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