Primitive Carrots for Easter

As I was looking at the Easter decorations at the Dollar store, I came across this kids jump rope with orange, carrot handles.

 Primitive Carrots for Easter: Timeless Treasure TroveI’ve been on several group pages lately where people are making carrots out of salt dough for their primitive decor.  I needed some carrots to go with my “gathering” I was putting together for on my kitchen table.

I also spotted this 3 pack of twine, two brown and one green.

  Primitive Carrots for Easter: Timeless Treasure Trove

Anyone who decorates with Primitives knows you always need some twine!  I thought this would be perfect to wrap around the plastic carrots to “prim” them up!

First thing you need to do is cut the rope off and remove the green tops. Save the rope for another project, like a rag garland!!
 Primitive Carrots for Easter: Timeless Treasure Trove

  Primitive Carrots for Easter: Timeless Treasure Trove

  Primitive Carrots for Easter: Timeless Treasure Trove
Then, using a hot glue gun, put a dab of glue on the bottom and start attaching the twine.

  Primitive Carrots for Easter: Timeless Treasure Trove

We are going to wrap the twine all the way up the plastic carrot, adding hot glue as we go.  I only put the glue in one spot, just to hold the twine.  When you get to the top you will want to put the glue all around the top, so the twine will stay in place. It doesn’t matter if some of the orange carrot shows through.

  Primitive Carrots for Easter: Timeless Treasure Trove

For my green tops, I cut a pipe cleaner in half, cut some green homespun material, then put the pipe cleaner in the middle and hot glued the material together.

  Primitive Carrots for Easter: Timeless Treasure Trove

  Primitive Carrots for Easter: Timeless Treasure Trove

I made 3 pieces for my tops and, since it has the pipe cleaner in center, you can bend them into shape.

  Primitive Carrots for Easter: Timeless Treasure Trove

You could also use some green raffia instead. Anything that you have to make it look like the greens on a carrot.

I bought this ceramic rabbit at Goodwill for 99 cents. The paint was peeling off of it, so I painted the whole thing brown. I didn’t like the looks of it brown, so then I painted it an ivory color.

  Primitive Carrots for Easter: Timeless Treasure Trove

After it dried, I took some brown wax shoe polish and a rag and went over the rabbit with the shoe polish. (the kind that comes in a can, not the liquid).  I wanted him to have a grunge look!

 Primitive Carrots for Easter: Timeless Treasure Trove

I purchased some Spanish moss at the Dollar store and the big spotted egg at Walmart for $1.98.

 Primitive Carrots for Easter: Timeless Treasure Trove

The muslin duck I did buy on sale, at a drug store of all places, for $19.99.
Quite a “splurge” for me! haha

I put everything together in the Prim bowl and now it is the centerpiece on my kitchen table.

 Primitive Carrots for Easter: Timeless Treasure Trove

 Easter is April 5, 2015, so now is the time to get started on your Easter decorating!

Blessings,

Terri

 Note:  I was featured on I’d rather make it myself and she did another take on these primitive carrots, you will love what she did…check it by clicking HERE

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