Farmhouse Easter Decor from Wooden Bobbins

Farmhouse Easter Decor from Wooden Bobbins

Every now and then, I am so inspired by another blogger’s project idea that I can’t help but try a version of it myself. I just thought these spindle carrots were SO adorable as farmhouse Easter decor that I really wanted to make some myself. And when I found these wooden bobbins / large wooden spools, I knew right away that they were meant to become faux carrots.

Wooden bobbins at thrift store for upcycling into Easter projects or Farmhouse Easter Decor by Sadie Seasongoods

The area where I live used to be a textile mill mecca in the mid-20th Century. So, I have made several upcycling projects using vintage bobbins, spools, and thread cones that are relics from that era.

And now with these wooden bobbins, I’ll be adding a new one to the list!

Making Easter crafts or Easter projects with large wooden spools by Sadie Seasongoods

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Making Faux Carrots from Wooden Bobbins for Easter Decor

The first step to making some faux carrots from the wooden bobbins was, of course, to paint them orange. I had plenty of orange craft paints to play around with, but I wasn’t sure how to go about painting them…

That’s when it dawned on me…

An accordion peg rack would be PERFECT for holding up the wooden bobbins!

I ended up using this paint color for my faux carrots and it was an excellent choice. I gave each bobbin two quick coats and stood them on the accordion peg rack to dry.

Using orange chalk paint to transform large wooden spools into Rustic Easter decorations by Sadie Seasongoods

After the chalk paint had dried, I lightly sanded the wooden bobbins to smooth out the paint and to bring out the ribbed nature of the bobbins.

Looking more and more carrot-y by the minute!

Faux carrots by upcycling some wooden bobbins with orange chalk paint into farmhouse Easter decor by Sadie Seasongoods

Farmhouse Easter Decor – The Finishing Touches

Once I wiped down the wooden bobbins to remove sanding dust (with a damp paper towel), I buffed on clear furniture wax. I HATE how chalk paint feels alone, so waxing was required…even on silly Easter projects like this!

Wooden bobbins transformed into faux carrots drying on an accordion peg rack by Sadie Seasongoods

And of course, carrots (even faux carrots) aren’t complete without green tops! I found some plastic greens that had just the look I was going for.

Artificial plants or greenery to use as carrot tops in rustic Easter decorations made from wooden bobbins by Sadie Seasongoods

I snipped them to size with wire cutters and used hot glue to hold them inside the wooden bobbins. And just like that, I had farmhouse Easter decor in the form of wooden carrots!

Farmhouse Easter decor with faux carrots made from large wooden spools or wooden bobbins by Sadie Seasongoods

Faux Carrots from Wooden Bobbins for Farmhouse Easter Decor

Oh, and I hear you loud and clear – Who needs carrots to decorate for Easter?

But I couldn’t help myself…and they’re just plain cute! If I had kids, I would totally make these so they could play make-believe Grocery Store or Farmer’s Market, too. So, maybe there’s a year-round use for these after all!

Either way, they were a quick and easy Easter craft that I could make before the holiday came and went! And I really do love using items from the closer-down textile and fiber mills that are found in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas.

Here’s another upcycling idea for Easter decor, and it only takes a few minutes to put together!

Hobnail milk glass as vintage Easter decor with speckled eggs on plastic grass

Craft on!


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Wooden carrots for farmhouse Easter decor


  1. JM Taylor says

    These are too cute! Your ideas never cease to amaze me!

  2. This is a cute project and a great use for the spindles.

  3. These are so cute! I think I have some short turned spindles I thrifted that would be perfect for this! Thanks for Sharing!

  4. These are so adorable! 🙂

  5. Angie Jerrell says

    OMGosh! LOVE IT! I thought that was real parsley sticking out! Oh I am on my way to thrift and find me something close to your project – thank you as always for sharing! I just love your stories, the way you give details about what you did or did not do… Thanks again!!!

  6. I can just see those carrots next to a stuffed or paper mache rabbit! Also love your eggs on the blue milk glass egg plate. Such a robin’s egg blue! Happy Easter!

  7. Oh my gosh..too cute!! I wanna come and spend the day looking at all of your Easter crafts!!! 🙂

  8. Wishing you and yours a Blessed and Happy Easter.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  9. Naomi Shelton says

    So darn cute!

  10. Another great post Sadie! Pinned! 😉

  11. Great Easter decor ideas! I’ll have to them next year. Thanks for sharing! Carolina at Ironmongery Experts.

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