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This is probably one of my favorite transformations ever… and that’s saying a lot. These dollar store carrots have been totally transformed into something chic and elegant! I can’t wait to show you how I made these babies.
Here’s what the dollar store carrots looked like at first. These are from Dollar Tree. They are actually jump ropes. If you’re not near Dollar Tree, you can find them online here.
Start by pulling out the ropes from the carrots. I simply used a pair of scissors to grab the rope and pull it out. There’s a knot in the rope that holds the role inside the carrot, but if you pull & twist hard enough, it will come right out. Then I painted the carrots a plain white color.
Next I wanted to give the carrots a bit more dimension… to make those adorable little ridges stand out more. I used this soft black wax and rubbed it on the carrots with a paper towel. (I also used the black wax on this dining table and this farmhouse sign.)
Next, I grabbed some green twine like this. I made little pom poms out of them. Check this out to see how to make yarn pom poms. I made one green twine pom pom for each carrot.
The final step is to simply insert the twine pom pom into the opening in each carrot. Use a bit of hot glue (my favorite glue) to gather the pom pom so that all the twine ends are facing the same direction. Secure the twine inside the carrot with a dab of hot glue.
I am keeping them in this basket labeled “Flowers and Garden” (also from Dollar Tree), along with other nature-inspired decor!
I am totally crushing on how these carrots look now! These are PERFECT for Easter decor, but truthfully, I think I’ll keep them out all spring. Totally garden-inspired!
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