Sunday, March 30, 2014

Yarn Carrot Craft for Your Spring Decor

I saw this craft via Pinterest and had to make my own. So stinkin' ca-ute!  See the original creation HERE.  Thanks for the fun Amy!
I will say that this is a challenging craft so if you're short on patience you may want to rethink attempting this one! LOL! 
To recreate my version of Amy's carrot, you will need:

Orange yarn
Green raffia
Styrofoam cone
Coarse fingernail file
An un-sharpened pencil
Hot glue gun (use low setting)
Quick drying craft glue
Scissors
The foam cones come two in a package from Walmart.  I just used one for now...maybe I'll make another one...just not on this day!  Using your coarse nail file, shave down the straight edges to a more rounded look.  You could certainly make it more carrot shaped, but I liked the look I ended up with, but its up to you.  It's a messy task, so hold over some newspaper or the trash can.
Next, using my pencil, I "carved" a little hole in the big end of the foam cone for my raffia to fit into.  By the way, they had this raffia marked down to a dollar at Walmart as well. Yay!
I didn't measure exactly how much raffia I used, but just make it as full as you like.  I decided not to clip the ends and leave it in big loops instead.  Just place a bit of hot glue in the hole you just carved and add the raffia.  Hold until it cools.
Now add a drop of hot glue near your "stem" and start wrapping the yarn like so.  This is the challenging part.  Amy said to use a bit of hot glue along the way, but I was making a giant mess so I grabbed some of my fast drying craft glue and slathered it on the foam in small sections to help the yarn hang on.  Of course there was white glue here and there, but after it dried you couldn't even tell!
I don't know about you, but now that I look at this picture my poor little rabbits look as if they are frightened of that big ole carrot!  Maybe they are just unsure if its safe to approach or not?! LOL!  Mama always warned us about things that are too good to be true!

Even though it tested my patience, I love how it turned out!  It's adorable!  My honey even said how awesome it was! Thanks baby!

What is it with me and yarn lately? IDK! First I made my Valentine Wreath, then my St. Patrick's Day Wreath and now this carrot craft!  What next?

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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8 comments:

  1. These are adorable...sooooo clever

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  2. This carrot is so charming. Thanks for the tutorial.... I'm on my way to buy some orange yarn!

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  3. Those carrots look great. Pinned. Visiting from Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop.

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  4. LOVE this yarn carrot and the little bunnies too.... what a fun idea and it looks pretty easy to pull-off - that's my kind of project (Sharon) HA!

    Thanks for sharing this with us on #simplybebetsy - love your stuff. Take care and we hope to see you again real soon!
    Sharon and Denise

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  5. Is it weird I think a vegetable is so cute? Your yarn carrot is adorable. I have used yarn to make little carrots for earrings before. I wish they made miniature cones, it would make that easier. I would love for you to join the Bacon Time linky for this week, it just started over this am. Happy weekend to you.

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  6. So Cute - I want to try these :)

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  7. Your carrot is adorable!!! I think it needs a partner...hint...hint!! ;)

    I loved it so much I included it in my spring/Easter roundup tonight at Project Inspire{d}!

    Thanks for sharing with us there!

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