So I was walking around Tai Pan the other day with my mom and we stumbled upon some carrots that I loved but they wanted way too much for them. They wanted 1 for $4.
The more I looked at them I got that spark in my eyes and said to my mom, "This is just a nylon, some raffia and some moss. I can do this so much cheaper." So that is just what I did.
So the supplies you need are:
Raffia (On hand)
Knee Highs (You can find a pair for 33 cents at WalMart)
Spray Paint (Orange and Green) (On hand)
Elastics (On hand)
Spanish Moss (Used 40% off so $1.50 and had half a bag left over after two carrots)
Start out by sewing from tip of toe to just before the reinforcement on the knee in a diagonal line.
Cut off excess nylon (Leave the reinforcement at the knee)
Turn right side out but keep it bunched so that you can stuff it easier.
Work all your moss in to form the shape of a carrot, small at the bottom and larger at the top. Knot at that top.
Beware that the moss makes a huge mess!
Then take them outside and spray paint them orange
Also spray paint your raffia green
Then while I still had long strands of raffia I wrapped it around the top of the carrot and put an elastic around it to hold it. The elastic is sitting just below the knot. Then I trimmed off the raffia just below the elastic.
I then took it outside to spray the green again to hide the orange knot and spray the elastic green.
So much cheaper than the Tai Pan ones and I got two for $1.88. Lot better than paying $4 for one. Yeah for cheap crafts!