Pine Cone Carrot Craft DIY project takes about a half hour to make.
I really like how cute these carrots look when displayed as a bunch!
Pine Cone Carrot Craft DIY
This is a simple project for turning pine cones into carrots.
Making a pine cone carrot is something that kids of most ages can do as well.
Did you see my DIY Wine Cork Bunny Craft idea?
That is another Easter inspired craft idea that uses wine corks (new or used) to make a bunny face.
Both this carrot craft and that bunny craft would be really cute to display together!
If you are concerned about finding suitable pine cones outside for this project, you can simply purchase them. You can find a selection of new pine cones here.
This craft idea is for anyone asking how do you make pine cone decorations.
I get that we are so use to making crafts using pine cones in the fall season.
However, lately, I have been seeing a lot of pine cones outside and have indeed wondered what can be made with them.
Pine cone decorations are not just for making fall decorations.
These pine cones actually make nice looking carrots.
And, they can be used and reused as decorations.
You may be wondering what can you do with a pine cone carrot.
These pine cone carrots are cute as a decoration.
I place my pine cones in a large bowl for everyone to see!
Here are some more ideas for what to do with a pine cone carrot.
- Attach a bunch of painted pine cones to a wire wreath form to make a wreath.
- Glue a magnet on the backside to to hang it on a refrigerator.
- Add your pine cone carrot(s) to an Easter tree if you have one.
Tips for making a carrot out of a pine cone.
When selecting the perfect pine cone to use for this projects, look for a pine cone that resembles a carrot in shape. Long and thin pine cones do well in this project.
More tips for you
- Use clean pine cones as dirty ones will not be able to hold the paint well. You can use a hair dryer on cool or a keyboard spray cleaner to blow dirt out.
- This project uses acrylic paint. However, if you prefer to use spray paint, you can find orange spray paint here.
- If you are planning on displaying your pine cone carrot outdoors, you can add a sealer. Something like Mod Podge should do the trick.
Personalize this pine cone project.
These pine cone carrots are cute the way they are.
However, you can make yours even better.
Try one of these ideas.
- Glue artificial leaves on to the top of your carrots rather than using ribbons.
- Make a face by gluing on googly eyes.
- Paint your pine cone green for a green carrot or other kind of vegetable.
- Use a variety of ribbons to make your stems look more fun.
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About this project for a carrot made from a pine cone.
This is a simple project for turning a pine cone into a carrot.
To make this project you will need a pine cone, orange acrylic paint, and green ribbons to use as a stem.
This project is good for most ages.
If you have small children you may want to paint the pine cones first and then allow the kids to decorate them. Older children can have fun decorating their pine cones in unique ways.
Materials needed to make this pine cone project.
- Pine cones- three or as desired. The pine cones should be clean and dry.
- Acrylic Craft Paint – Primary Orange.
- Assorted Ribbons and Trims in a variety of Greens.
- Low Temperature Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
How to make a Pine Cone Carrot Craft DIY
Step One: prepare the pine cones.
Use new pine cones ones that you have cleaned. If your pine cones have dirt stuck to them try soaking them in a mixture of vinegar and water for 15 minutes and then allow them to fully dry.
To dry out pine cones in an oven you can prepare a rimmed baking sheet with foil and preheat your oven to 200. Bake the pine cones for two and a half to three hours or until the pine cones are fully dry and are somewhat shiny. Then allow the pine cones to cool completely.
Step Two: paint the pine cones.
Paint the pine cones using the orange paint. Then allow the pine cones to dry before giving them a second coat.
Step Three: Finish the pine cone carrots.
Cut the ribbons into eight inch strips. You want six to eight ribbon strips in total. Use an additional strip of ribbon to tie the centers of the ribbons together. Then attach the strips to the to of the pine cones using your glue gun or glue of preference.
Pine Cone Carrot Craft DIY, a simple project for how to turn a pine cone into a carrot. This craft project is suitable for most ages.
Pine Cone Carrot Craft DIY
- To dry out pinecones in an oven you can prepare a rimmed baking sheet with foil and preheat your oven to 200. Bake the pinecones for two and a half to three hours or until the pinecones are fully dry and are somewhat shiny. Then allow the pinecones to cool completely.
- Paint the pine cones using the orange paint. Then allow the pine cones to dry before giving them a second coat.
- Cut the ribbons into eight inch strips. You want six to eight ribbon strips in total. Use an additional strip of ribbon to tie the centers of the ribbons together. Then attach the strips to the to of the pine cones using your glue gun or glue of preference.