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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Repurpose your old Crib Spindles into Spring Carrots

I'm always looking for new ways to include carrots in my spring decorating and repurposing my old crib spindles into carrots was a fun and easy project.        

I've picked up old spindles at yard sales for years and have a good sized stash of them to use in different projects.

My collection of spindles are in different colors and stages of chippy peely!

For contrast and texture,   I arranged my chippy peely carrots in a beautiful crystal vase.   

I put a  Debi Coules  canvas print on each side of my carrot bouquet.......

Some of  the green spindles that I made into carrots came from the crib ends that were being used as yard art in the back yard .    After the crib was in the yard for several years.   it was pretty chippy and started coming apart so we put it with my spindle stash.

I didn't get a pic of the greenery bush I used  before I cut it apart.   My bush came from At Home,  but most of the craft stores have bushes that will work as carrot tops.

If you have more ideas on how to repurpose spindles,  I would love to hear them!

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  1. Your 'carrots' turned out great! I like that you placed them in a vase. I'm visiting from Craftastic Monday.

  2. Such a pretty idea, I would never have thought to repurpose spindles like this!

  3. awesome idea... lately I have been seeing many different ways to reuse spindles thanks for adding to the collection
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  4. I love the repurposed spindles into carrots! Darling!

  5. I LOVE this idea, Penny! They are so pretty! I have some spindles that may need to be carrots, too!

  6. This is a fun idea. You could even give them a dry brush of color. Pinning and sharing. Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday.

  7. So gorgeous! Looks like something out of a magazine! :)

    Edye /

  8. Such a clever repurpose. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  9. So cute! Thanks for sharing at All About Home!

  10. Your decor is always so pretty and feminine. Its always a good time stopping by your blog. Pinning

  11. These have got to be the cutest carrots ever!! Love that you have been able to save those beautiful crib spindles and turn them into something special!


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