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Pinecone Carrots DIY

Carrots are all the rage in Spring decorating and so these Pinecone Carrots are going to be the perfect addition to your Spring decor!

Pinecones from the yard and simple supplies from the Dollar Store transform into the sweetest Pine Cone Carrots to welcome Spring that anyone can do!

Here’s what you need to make these pinecone carrots:

  • Pinecones – Three
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – Primary Orange
  • Low Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Paintbrush
  • Assorted Ribbons and Trims in a variety of Greens
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Gather all materials. You can purchase pinecones or you can take a walk and collect some.

To prep pinecones, soak in a vinegar and water solution for 15 minutes and then let dry on newspaper overnight. Line baking sheet with foil and bake pinecones in a 200-degree oven for several hours until the pinecones have become dry and a bit shiny. Let cool completely.

Basecoat the front, back and sides of the pinecones with primary orange acrylic craft paint. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.  Use a variety of shades of orange for added interest.

Measure and cut six- and eight-inch lengths of assorted green ribbons and trims with a ruler and scissors.  Use a fun mix of colors, patterns, and textures of ribbons and trims.

This project is a great way to use up scraps!

Gather the five to six assorted ribbons and trims together, fold in half, and then tie tightly with green twine about ½” from the fold to create a carrot frond bundle. Secure with a double knot.

Attach the green ribbon and trim carrot frond bundles to the top of the pinecone carrots using a glue gun and glue sticks.  Press the ribbons and pinecones together tightly until glue cools completely. To finish, wrap the intersection of the carrot and frond with green ribbon, tie in a knot and trim ends.

These are seriously the cutest things I’ve ever seen!!

This quick and easy Dollar Store Pinecone Carrot DIY goes together in just about 30 minutes with limited supplies that you probably already have in your stash.

They will make a fun addition to a tiered tray, Easter basket or home décor display to celebrate Spring!

Here’s an image to PIN to your favorite Pinterest board so you can share it with all your friends!!

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