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Wood Bead Carrots – Easy Easter Basket Filler

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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!

Wood Bead Carrots DIY made by My Eclectic Treasures

This is what you’ll need to make some wood bead carrots :

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.  

Beads on a skewer ready to be painted orange to make wood bead carrots

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. 

painting wood beads orange

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. 

raffia and jute twine

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<<

how to dye your own raffia | colored raffia

Afterwards, I took another piece of twine and tied it around the bottom of the bundle to secure it. 

tying twine around green raffia to make a wood bead carrot topper

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. 

using tape to help string your orange wood beads onto your twine to make wood bead carrots

Need More Carrot Ideas? Try this one!

Click >>HERE<< or the picture below to see this DIY! 

ribbon ruffle carrot on buffalo plaid canvas

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. 

tying off the twine at the bottom of a wood bead carrot

Step four: Add your ribbon!

Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Get that adorable farmhouse gingham ribbon on Amazon >>HERE<<

adding ribbon to wood bead carrot

Watch the video to see how we put these together! Click >>HERE<< or the picture below!

Wood Bead carrots video tutorial

Your wood bead carrots are complete!

wood bead carrot

Isn’t that fantastic?! We hope we have inspired you to make some wood bead carrots for your Easter baskets or spring/fall 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’re also on social media! Hope to see ya around! 

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wood bead carrot farmhouse carrot buffalo plaid easter decoration

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! 

10 carrot crafts

More Spring diys:

Of course you can’t leave without getting some of our glass bead carrot earrings from our shop!

glass bead carrot earrings from My Eclectic Treasury on Etsy

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Karen W.

    I make these also , but I put a little paint with water in a paper bowl and just jiggle the beads around . Then I put them on a paper towel to dry. You can paint about 10 beads in 30 seconds.

    1. JRandLBriska

      I love that there are lots of methods to painting beads! The method I show gets the most coverage and doesn’t leave any dry spots, so it works best for me! ☺️

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