I put together a few simple Easter spindle carrots to share this week. If you happened to miss my note in the DIY Sunday Showcase last weekend, I mentioned we were off to a new adventure and sailing down the FL coast to Key West for the next 2 weeks. I’ve squirreled away a nice collection of good projects to share while we are underway. I’ll keep this post short & sweet with a little sailing update below since internet can be spotty on the high seas and beautiful blue water and sunshine are calling my name on deck:) You’ll find our update below.
One of the best parts about a sailing trip is the new experiences and great people you meet along the way. Each day is different. Keep an eye out on my Instagram feed for lots of good photos as we make our way down 250+ miles to the Keys and back. Plus, I’ll add in a little update or fun story of our adventure with each project I share over the next 2 weeks.
On to my cute Easter project:)
I picked up a twin bed frame for the great price of $5 at a thrift store and thought I would make another headboard bench out. After I brought it home I realized it wouldn’t work as a bench. I just couldn’t let all those cool spindles go to waste! So it sat there, for months…even past the point where DH started fussing. But I held on to it knowing I’d find something to make.
..and that’s when I though about making my spindle Easter carrots.
Spindle Easter carrots are easy to make. Find an old chair or headboard with spindle shapes you like and cut off the spindles. We cut the spindles off with a jigsaw. It took about 5 minutes. I gave them a coat of orange craft paint and distressed them just a tad little with sand paper.
Next, I made the green tops with a little raffia. I took a few photos to show the steps below. I used a hot glue gun for this step.
I used my Spindle Easter carrots in a little vignette in my entry way table, but they looked so good next to my new wood shutters in my studio, I had to photograph them there 🙂
Looking for more Easter DIY projects? You may like my painted Easter sign, why not give your Easter eggs a nautical twist this year? Moss is still the rage and I LOVE how these DIY moss eggs turned out.
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Funky Junk Interiors - Donna says
I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a cute spindle. These are so precious!
Looking forward to featuring this on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects! Thanks for linking up! 🙂
Hi Donna and thank you so much! I love pulling these spindle carrots out at Easter. Glad you liked them too, thanks so much for featuring them!
Roseann Hampton says
Such a great idea! Sharing these on my Merry Monday roundup this week! Stop by and check it out!
Hi Roseann and thank you so much for featuring my spindle carrots! They are such a hit at Easter, I’m glad you liked them too1
These are soooooo adorable, and I will be seeking out bed spindles. If I don’t get to make some for this year, I do hope to have some by next Easter. Thank you for sharing these fun carrots.
Hi Ivory and thank you! I smiled the entire time I was making these. I agree, they are adorable and even more so since they were easy to make. I hope you find some good bed spindles! Thanks so much for your note and visit!
These are so cute! I never would have thought of this idea.
By the way, I’m pretty sure I had that same bed growing up. 😉
Hi Emy! That’s too funny, on the bed. I see twin bed styles a lot and am pretty sure we had that style as kids too. I’m so glad you like my Easter carrots! They are easy and look crazy cute in an Easter vignette! Thanks so much for your note and visit!
Michelle Leslie says
So cute Wendi and such an amazing idea. I don’t think I would have ever thought of using spindles to make carrots but they are stunning
Hi Michelle and thank you! I’m not sure where I saw this or modified this idea. I do love the way they turned out. They make me smile each year as I put them out. Thanks so much for your note & visit!
Audra @ Renewed Projects says
These are super cute! I have a small stash of spindles for fun projects like this. Quick question: was there a hole on one end of the spindle that you stuffed the raffia into? Or did you make a drill a hole? Thank you!
Hi Audra and thank you! Attaching the raffia was easy, I just hot glued it onto the top of the carrots. This was truly a simple DIY decor project. I hope you make a basket of these for your easter decor too. Thanks so much for your note & visit!
This is so cute! t put a huge smile on my face, Love it to pieces.
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
Those are adorable Wendi! This would be a fun way to use some of the spindles that I have. I love the colors, their orange but not bright. And of course I Love the distressing. Super cute!
Thank you so much for linking this post up on #HomeMattersParty last week. It was picked as one of our highlighted posts. You can check it out at adventuresfrugalmom.com/home-matters-linky-party-77/. While you are there make sure to grab the I was Featured button for your sidebar so you can brag a little. Thanks for linking up and hope to see you link up again.
Thanks so much Melissa! I appreciate you all choosing my project to feature!
Heather @ Viral Upcycle says
These are adorable Wendi, great way to reuse the spindles!
Thank you so much Heather! I had to come up with something cute for them, I hated the thought of tossing that bed frame:)
Michelle James says
How absolutely darling these are! I love upcycled projects & these are so creative! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
Thank YOU for hosting such a good party! I love upcycled projects too:)
Love these! So simple yet so unique. Visiting from DIY Like a Boss party.
Thank you. I hated to throw them out and was stumped on what to do with the spindles:) Thanks so much for your visit & have a fantastic weekend:)
Shirley Wood says
This is such a creative upcycle project. I never would have thought of it. So glad you share your creative projects with us at Merry Monday. I’m always inspired.
Thank you so much Shirley. Sharing is the best part! I love when others like, and are inspired by my projects:) Thank you for hosting such a lovely party, I know how much work it is and appreciate it!
[email protected] Interior Frugalista says
It is snowing here today. A sailing trip would be fabulous right about now so I’ll live vicariously through your photo updates. One of my favorite things to do when our family had a cabin at a nearby lake was to lie on the pier at night and watch the stars. I can only imagine how amazing those stars are from the deck of your boat! Have a wonderful trip Wendi! Oh, and your spindle carrots are adorable BTW! Cheers ☼
Thanks Marie! I loved seeing them on the table when we returned… even if it was 2 weeks past Easter! Cheers my friend XO!