Today’s simple carrot craft project combines vintage and new craft supplies to make some super cute little clothespin carrots. These can fill an Easter basket, become part of your Easter vignette, or you can attach a string and make them ornaments for your Easter tree.
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Supplies for Carrot Craft #2 – Clothespin Carrots
The supplies I used for this Easter craft can be seen in the collage above. These are some of my Easter craft basics! I keep them on hand and it’s amazing how many different things you can turn into carrots!
- wooden clothespins
- orange paint
- small paintbrushes
- green raffia
How to Make Clothespin Carrots
Make a Hole
I like to start by drilling a hole in the top of my wooden clothespin. There’s usually a small indentation at the top. I’m assuming they’re made during the manufacturing of the clothespins. They don’t really serve a purpose but they do make it easier to start drilling a hole.
I use the largest drill bit that came with my little Dremel but don’t make it too big. These carrots are pretty skinny!
Paint the Clothespin Carrots
I used some of my leftover orange paint from back in the fall when I was painting pumpkins. Feel free to use whatever color of regular acrylic craft paint you have or like.
It’s easier to paint in between the “legs” of the clothespin first… a little less messy.
Make Carrot Leaves
Measure out about a yard of raffia and double it over itself until you reach the length you want for the leaves.
Grab one end (the end opposite the cut ends) and twist it tight.
Cover that end with E6000 glue, stick it in the hole at the top of the clothespin, and hold it for a minute until the glue starts to hold.
Other Carrot Leaf Ideas
If you don’t have any raffia and/or don’t want to buy any, here are a few other ideas you could use instead:
- green yarn
- jute — green or natural
- fake plastic or silk plant leaves
- fabric strips
And that’s it! This is a really simple project and it won’t take any time at all for you to have your entire Easter basket filled with these cute little handmade carrots!
Clothespin Carrot Video Tutorial
For those of you who are more visual and need to SEE what I did… here’s a video we made for you. (Thanks to my husband for his video editing skills!)
More DIY Easter Crafts
If you enjoyed this DIY craft project, you might also like these:
- How to Make Newspaper Carrots
- DIY Galvanized Easter Eggs
- HomeRoad made clothespin carrots, too!
- 15 Easter Crafts for Adults
- How to Make Wire Bunny Ears for Easter Eggs
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‘Til the next project,