Sunday, April 17, 2011

Does the Easter Bunny Like His Carrots Glittered?

During my weekly blog stalking reading, I came across this great baking soda clay tutorial over at Creative "Try"als.  Her step by step tutorial for the clay is awesome and so easy to follow.  And I was oh-so-exited to have the 3 (yes 3!) ingredients for the clay; Obviously I had to give it a try!  While I love the adorable eggs, I was itching to make some carrots.  Some beautiful glittery shimmery carrots. 


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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26 comments:

Cherie said...

Those are too cute! Well have to try that clay recipe

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love carrots for Easter decorating. Yours are extra cute for being tiny and shimmery with the glitter!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Your carrots are adorable! Thanks for the link to the clay recipe. I need to try this out.

Holiday Snob said...

Cute! I saw an idea of a homemade carrot buttoniere... good place for carrots??? Saw this at the DIYHSHP party

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

These are just adorable and you did a great job shaping the clay! I'm afraid mine would look nothing like a carrot!

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Awesome!! Totally want to make these now. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

Those carrots turned out so awesome! Don't you just love that clay? I have made a lot of things with that recipe. Thanks for sharing some of my links and sending a message letting me know of your success!
Happy crafting!

allenaim photography and design said...

They are DAAAHHHHHling!

Pam said...

These are so cute! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Pam

Ginger said...

Ca-ute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

dizzytina said...

so so cute thanks for sharing. i have been making eatser projects over on my blog too tina x x http://www.scratchycatcrafter.blogspot.com

Kara @ Nest Candy said...

These are very cute! There is just something about Easter and Spring time. Everything needs a little glitter to it. :D

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

I simply adore these - super cute! I have featured these today. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful holiday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I will have to check out the recipe for the clay. I love your sweet little carrots! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten today!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

hahahaha I LOVE IT!

so cute.
new follower!
kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh! So tiny and adorable! Love the glitter!

Michelle said...

These are adorable!

I'd love it if you linked up at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ Thrifty 101 http://thrifty101.blogspot.com/2011/04/diy-thrifty-thursday-12.html

Hope to see your amazing ideas soon!
Michelle

Tanya said...

These are just adorable!

The Starr Family said...

This little niblets just kill me! Absolutely the sweetest!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Those are so adorable! Might have to try them :)

Visiting from Inspiring Creations!

The American Homemaker said...

Very cute! I love glittering things!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you for linking this cute project up as well! Love it!
xoxo,
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

Wendys Hat said...

So cute!

Debbie @ OtRD said...

What fun! So cute!!

gail said...

too cute! great tute, thanks for sharing at Catch as Catch Can

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

So cute! Love how little they are! Thanks for sharing!

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