Monday, March 7, 2011

Etceteras: springtime baby carrots

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to get busy. Spring wreaths, centerpieces and baskets need to be dusted off or freshly made.  This year, I’m adding a new look to my decorations with these baby carrots.

 I’m making lots of these to add to Easter baskets, wreaths and table décor.
I made these carrots using cardstock shaped into a narrow cone. I brushed on tacky glue and then wrapped orange yarn around the cardstock. With green yarn, I made a small tassel and glued it to the end of the carrot.

I think these will look nice embellishing the rim of an Easter basket or on top of a gift box.  Happy almost spring!



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66 comments:

  1. Carolyn those carrots are really too cute. As always your workmanship is surperior. What a beautiful crafty addition for your Spring decor.
    Well done.

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  2. Very Spring-like indeed, your centrepieces and seasonal decorations are beautiful and keep you very busy!

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  3. Wow - so creative so cute, well done indeed ☺

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  4. These are adorable! I think they'd just look cute in a bowl as spring decor. Great job.

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  5. So Adorable! Your creativity always amazes me!

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  6. I would LOVE to see inside your brain! It has to be working overtime because you just come up with the BEST things! I am crazy about these carrots!

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  7. Love this brilliant idea and your flawless execution!

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  8. Carolyn your baby carrots are amazing! Brilliant too! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to see you again!

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  9. Absolutely adorable! I love the texture - it's really almost like a real carrot!

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  10. Absolutely Adorable! Love the Bunny too! :)

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  11. Really cute! Thanks for sharing this! ^^

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  12. These are soooo darn cute...thanks for sharing them.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. These are just darling. I am a sucker for anything made with yarn and these are just wonderful!

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  14. So, so cute! I love Easter decor, but I'm usually too cheap to pay for it. I should whip up some of these carrots since I have all the supplies. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I love how cheery and simply these are! I'm new to your blog and love it!! Thanks for inspiring me.

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  16. those are sooo stinkin' cute!!

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  17. The carrots are a cute idea!

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  18. Love these! I'm definitely going to try making these for Easter! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Very creative, fabulous attention to details with your precious carrots! They make a fab Spring decoration!!!
    Linking up thru seven-thirty-three's blog party!
    ~Rachel from http://cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com/

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  20. Those carrots are so cute. What a fun and creative craft idea. Found you on the Who's Got Talent link party. :)

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  21. WOW! So sweet! I gotta try these! Thanks for sharing your idea! :)

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  22. These are so adorable.. and doable!! Thank you!

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  23. These are so cute. I wish I would have seen this link 2 days ago before I spent too much for decorative carrots at a local retailer.

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  24. these are sooo awesome! and so easy! thank you for sharing :)

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  25. So cute! Thank you for sharing!

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  26. how cute is that? Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  27. These are amazing. What a wonderful idea!

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  28. These are such darling little carrots!

    If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link this up for my Not "Baaad" blog hop, which is up right now. It's unlike other linkies in that you actually compete with the other linked posts for my Best in Show award :)

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  29. These are really beautiful :-)

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  30. I loved these so much, I shared them in my Saturday Seven this week! http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/03/saturday-seven-no-3.html

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  31. I love your carrots and just bought them off your Etsy store! They are just so cute!

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  32. So sweet and whimsical! I love the soft colors!

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  33. That is super cute! What a great idea! I will have to try it! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a new follower!
    Have a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  34. Those are LOVELY!! Just beautiful!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  35. These are beautiful, Carolyn! Thanks for once again joining our party!

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  36. So sweet!!! Great idea!
    Evi from Athens (Greece)
    WWW.dimiourgw.ning.com

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  37. Love! Definitely making these with the kiddos

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  38. I'm totally loving these carrots. They are so cute and simple! I'm featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  39. Those are adorable - very clever and very springy.

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  40. So, so cute! I just want to play with them. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. They're gorgeous... and just perfect for Easter! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  42. So cute and creative .Wonderful job !

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  43. How adorable! I featured these on Hoo's got talent! Thanks for linking up to the party!

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  44. Featured these on Easter Get Crafty today :-)))))

    http://www.redtedart.com/2011/04/01/easter-get-crafty/

    Maggy

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  45. Love this~! New follower at www.cowsgomooandducksgoquack.blogspot.com

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  46. Are you KIDDING ME with this cuteness!?!?!? LOVE THESE! I have this thing about "stuff" disguised as food, and this is AMAZING! ;)

    I've started following you!
    If you get a chance, please stop by!

    http://bcheniful.blogspot.com/

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/BCheniful/172756599415025

    Thanks!
    Brandi at B.Cheniful

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  47. Super idée !! Merci. Thanks for sharing

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  48. Creative ideas, love it. THanks for sharing

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  49. Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/springtime-baby-carrots/


    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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  50. So darn cute! Pinning this and putting it on my MUST DO list! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  51. It's adorable!! I would love for you to share it at our HOPPITY EASTER Craft Party!!

    Just follow this link....http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/02/hoppity-easter-craft-party.html

    xoxo, Marti

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  52. Hi Carolyn! love your yarn carrots. I made some with twine. I invite you to hop over and check them out - thanks for the inspiration!
    JoAnn @ sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

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  53. one of the best site deaI love the color combination working off the black and white. I see things like this and just want paint every wall in my house and everything I own!!! Love it!

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  54. Those are adorable! Thanks for sharing! :)

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