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.
Repurposed Wooden Spindle Carrots
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.
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.
Next, drill small holes in the ends of your carrots to fit greenery.
Using a feathery faux greenery (ferny fronds work well), hot glue small pieces into the drilled holes on the ends of your carrots.
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.