I love how cute they turned out! What's that? You too have a need for more glittery awesomeness? Well here ya go...
Make a batch of this awesome clay-dough
Shape the clay-dough into carrots (I shaped carrots in various sizes)
Using a skewer, poke a hole in the top of the carrot (this is where the green tops will be attached)
Let the carrots dry...and dry...and dry (I helped the drying along a bit by baking the dough on 200 degrees for an hour - but I still waited overnight to ensure they were dry)
Paint one coat of orange craft paint (I mixed a few orange & mustard colors together to get an orange that I liked) and let dry
Paint a second coat and sprinkle with the wet paint with glitter (I used an orange glitter from JoAnn's dollar bin) and let dry
For the carrot tops, I used green foil used for wrapping candy. I litterally saved the foil from Easter candy last year because the foil is nice and heavy and the color is on both sides. Green scrapbook paper, shredded paper, felt or fabric would also work great.
Cut the foil/paper/fabric into thin strips (these are about 2 inches long - for the tiniest carrots, I folded them in half)
Add a little dab of hot glue into the hole on top of the carrot
Add the foil/paper/fabric strip and use a small pointy instrument to push the foil/paper/fabric into the hole (a toothpick would work perfectly - I used a leftover silk flower stem from another project that I was working on)
Continue adding strips until the top is full enough for your taste
Add your adorable carrots to a pretty container
Now I'm looking around the house for things to embellish with tiny glitter carrots :)
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