Easter is a little over a month away so I have begun decorating and getting my craft on and I started out with some carrots. Just like Halloween, I wanted to dress up my little hallway area and I kinda sorta challenged myself. The challenge was to decorate the area for Easter but with no eggs whatsoever. After about three days of thinkin' I thought I would try to make carrots out of styrofoam cones.
Yep, I thought it and I did it. Check it:
Okay, so here is the low down to this faux bunny food craft. I started out using two different size styrofoam cones and cut each one in half.
Next, I began to paint the cones. I painted them the same way I painted the eyeballs on my Halloween wreath. I poured the paint onto the cones, stippled the paint with a foam brush and repeated as necessary. I also used a large paper clip to hold the cones as I painted. I used Jack-o-Lantern orange by Americana.
While the "carrots" dried, I snipped each stem from some greenery I bought at Hobby Lobby. I used nose
Alrighty, almost done. After the cones were dry I inserted two stems at the top of each cone. No need for glue or anything. Just take a stab it and push each down as far as you can get it in there, no wiggle rooms for these guys at all.
Lastly, I tied some yellow ribbon around each carrot and used that same ribbon to hang the carrots from my wall sconces. The candles on the sconces including all of my supplies for this project are from Hobby Lobby. I heart Hobby Lobby and their sales and their weekly coupon. :)
I must say I surprised myself but it was pretty cool to wow my kids once they saw the end result. I think I'll continue to challenge myself and see what I come up with next. :)
Linking up with the parties listed on the column to the right of this post and the following Spring Craft Party with Centsational Girl: