Repurposed Spindle Carrots

I couldn't resist making this project the minute I saw it!

Do it Yourself Spindle Carrots

Wendi from H20 Bungalow's Spindle Carrots made these gorgeous spindle carrots and I knew right away I had to give this project a try. 

Bunny mold and Spindle Carrots

I'm going to let you visit Wendi for the complete DIY tutorial so I will just show you the ones I made this morning. 

I snapped this pic and put it on my Instagram and before I knew it I had orders for 3 sets of three carrots!

Hanging spindle carrots

I had the perfect spindles for this project and became a little obsessed with them! 

Mantel spindle carrots and bunny mold

I mixed yellow and red chalky paint to make a gorgeous shade of carrot orange and got to work right away painting these beauties. 

I finished them off with a quick coat of clear wax that darkened the beautiful orange color. 

Mantel with spindle carrots and finial

And while Wendi did something different for her carrot greenery, I took apart pieces from faux flowers I had in my supplies. 

I think they are the cutest things ever! 

spindle carrots wrapped in a bundle

I had a few pieces of the perfect sized wood cut in the shape of an arrow so I added some greenery to the end of these too and created my own version of a rustic DIY carrot. 

wood scrap carrots

I must warn you however that you might not be able to stop making carrots and will begin seeing carrots everywhere you go. 


Here are a couple of table legs that were just laying around my workshop and are now giant carrots. 

spindle carrots leaning on a pillow

bunch of spindle carrots with overlay

Thanks so much Wendi for the inspiration on this project!


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  1. Adorable and love those wooden stakes too, would be perfect in the garden as planting markers. I follow you on Instagram and love all those fun images.

    1. Thank you so much for following on everything Carole!!! I appreciate it so much!

  2. Such a cute idea!! Thank you for sharing it. You make the best things. Hugs,

    1. Sandi thank you so much for your kind words. I guess my love of creating is shining through :)

  3. This is such a CUTE idea! I love it! I'm always seeing cool spindles or table legs but never had any really good ideas on how to reuse them. This really got the wheels to turning for me! Thanks for sharing!
    Also, did you make the metal bunny "cookie cutter" in the background or find it somewhere? I LOVE IT! If you made it, is there a post you can point me to? Thanks in advance! I love your style! Lori

    1. Have gun making them Lori! The bunny cookie cutter came from a thrift store believe it or not. It was an awesome find! I also found a Christmas one as well :) Thanks for asking :)

    2. Well, I know your cookie cutters were an AMAZING find but they've inspired me and I'm going to try to make my own! I'll let you know how they turn out! Thanks!

    3. Please please please send me a pic if you do!!!

  4. I love these cute ideas you created here. Thanks for sharing them.

  5. These are DARLING, Susan! Now I want to collect spindles! Like I need an excuse for more junk!

    I've featured you in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects. Thanks for linking up! :)

    1. Thanks for the feature Donna! This was a cute project and once again I got carried away! LOL


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