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Bring some flavor into your spring or fall decor with these simple to make wood bead carrots! You can add these wooden bead carrots to Easter baskets, or spring/fall dough bowl arrangements, and even your tiered trays! Just don’t try to eat them! Ha!
This is what you’ll need to make some wood bead carrots :
- Wood beads in various sizes
- Orange acrylic paint
- Wood skewers
- Jute twine
- Green raffia – Learn how to color your own >>HERE<<!
- Glue gun, scissors, paint brush, tape
- Buffalo plaid ribbon
Step one: 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! Thread your beads onto a wood skewer. It makes it easier to paint the beads.
I liked this Harvest Orange color from Apple Barrel brand. It’s a great carrot color! Don’t ya think? Another tip you might find helpful is to add a dab of hot glue next to your wood bead on the skewer so it won’t roll around while you’re painting it.
There are several methods to painting beads. You can dye them, roll them around in paint, or use the skewer like shown. If you are painting a large amount of beads and you want full coverage that soaking or dying them can’t provide, the best way, in my opinion, to paint them, is how I demonstrate below in the video.
Step two: 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.
Want to learn how to dye your own raffia?
Here is a great technique for coloring your own raffia, when you can’t find that perfect color that you’re searching for. >>Colored Raffia Instructions<<
Afterwards, I took another piece of twine and tied it around the bottom of the bundle to secure it.
Step three: 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!
Click >>HERE<< or the picture below to see this DIY!
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.
Step four: Add your ribbon!
Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Get that adorable farmhouse gingham ribbon on Amazon >>HERE<<!
Your wood bead carrots are complete!
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Need More Carrot Ideas?
Check out this round up >>HERE<< of the 10 best carrot crafts for spring! You’re sure to find at least one that you’ll want to make this season!