Make Decorative Wooden Carrots
Wooden carrots are beautiful decorations to make during any time of year. Wood carrots would also be the ideal craft idea for around Easter since that bunny is synonymous with always having carrots hanging out of their mouths. So how can you make your own carrot decorations on the cheap? Look for small pieces of wood in your backyard or on a walk in the woods, and then paint these small pieces of wood with acrylic paint. My dad had some extra little pieces of wood left over from a landscaping project, so I decided to turn these into wooden carrot decorations by painting these with acrylic paint. This is an easy craft for people of all age, and something you can do almost for free. The only supplies you might have to buy are the paintbrushes and the acrylic paint, but most likely you will already have these items on hand if you are an avid crafter like me. I used the envelopes and inserts from discarded junk mail and bills to protect the table as I painted the little pieces of wood, which was a way for me to reuse some of my discarded mail in the process.
Above is a video describing how I created these cute little wood carrot decorations by painting these with acrylic paint, which dries quickly. Acrylic paint is cheap and rinses straight off your brushes with just a little bit of water, which is much easier to clean than my regular use of the medium of oil paint. I truly love using oil paint when I paint on canvas, but acrylic paint is best for wood crafting when I want my project to dry fast.
I created decorative wood carrots by painting small pieces of wood that resembled these vegetables that we are fond of eating. Okay, these wood carrots are not the real McCoy, but these do make for lovely decorative pieces. You could even put a few in an Easter basket.
Painting On Wood
Painting on wood is an enjoyable craft for people of all ages, but you might want to pick up a few supplies if you do not have paint or decorative wood pieces on hand. Try selecting a type of paint that is made especially for wood projects, but for these carrots I simply used regular old acrylic paint. If you want to save even more money, I highly recommend using little pieces of wood you find in your backyard to paint, or you can even pick up small decorative pieces at a thrift store. I hope this inspires you to create a few small painted pieces like I did with these small pieces I wood that I transformed into carrots.
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