A big part of the fun of having a blog, for me, is that it gives me a good excuse to go peek at what everyone else is up to! This past month, I've been totally charmed by how often I'm seeing carrots as a theme for Easter and Spring related crafting and cooking - they are such a cheery color to play with as the days grow longer, and make the perfect accessory to bunny-themed decorating.
Here are a few crafts and recipes I've come across this year, many possible to do on short notice if you're seeking some last minute Easter inspiration!
These cute carrot top straws make a fun way to serve kids a special drink.
This very fast and easy DIY uses a few simple items you may already have on hand.
Here's a fun savory snack to tuck into Easter Baskets or add to a table setting to offset all the sweets sure to happen on Easter morning.
These cute little stuffed carrots would look so sweet collected in a basket.
Something special for a woman's Easter Basket or a dish in the bathroom? Yes!
Here's another easy idea to get some carrots into the basket or table setting - a little box that can be filled however you like.
Here's a lovely drawstring pouch to crochet!
Don't forget some carrots for the table! This classic salad is delicious, gluten-free and depending on the type of mayo used, is vegan and/or paleo friendly.
Carrots make an appearance on the dessert table here, in this gluten-free, low sugar version of another classic recipe.
I can't leave out my own carrot offering - this side dish has a bit of the bite and sparkle of a good ginger beer to give it a little something special.
No recipe, but a funny story to go along with this cute way of serving up a cheeseball.
Another delicious take on carrot cake - this one topped with marzipan carrots.
One more carrot themed dessert - this time, adorable individual serve cake pops!
Here's a quickie DIY using repurposed materials to create a favor container for table or basket.
Carved out of foam board, these giant carrots make such a cheerful welcome for the front door!
Finally, this garland made of jute-wrapped carrots adds a wonderful primitive touch to a vintage decorating scheme.
I hope this round up brought a sunshiny smile to your face - I'd love to hear about how you like to use carrots in your Easter and springtime decorating and special mealtimes!