Cut your wooden spindles in 6-8" sections. If you can find tapered spindles, all the better. You can use whatever width spindles you want, but you definitely want the pointy ends. I used crib spindles, so these are about an inch thick.
Repurposed Wooden Spindle Carrots
Old wood spindles are easy to find on old cribs or chairs. Instead of using them as fire-starters, why not easily turn them into cute carrots? Fun for garden-inspired and Spring & Summer decor.
Cut wooden spindles
Paint your spindles with craft paints. Instead of just orange carrots, I wanted the look of heirloom varieties. Google heirloom carrots if you need some carrot color inspiration beyond orange. I chose purple, orange and a soft gold.
Drill holes for greenery in spindles
Next, drill small holes in the ends of your carrots to fit greenery.
Glue Greenery into ends
Using a feathery faux greenery (ferny fronds work well), hot glue small pieces into the drilled holes on the ends of your carrots.
Finish carrots with lichen
For a final touch, hot glue small bits of green lichen around the base of the greenery. Finish by using a hair dryer to melt all the hot glue strings away.
Decorate with your spindle carrots!
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