I made mine a little different. I couldn't find cone shaped styrofoam at the one store in my town (Wally World). So I made the base of my carrots with cone shaped newspaper. Tape it off and cut the top flat. Then stuff it with more newspaper to stiffen it up and tape the top closed.
Take a fat quarter of fabric and tear it into one inch strips. I love the frayed look. Start wrapping at the bottom and wrap at an angle until you get to the top.
For the top, cut a few short strips and glue them across the top. I used hot glue, my favorite kind.
Take a chunk (technical term) of raffia, fold in half and glue to the top.
These were simple to make and very cheap. I think I spent about 20 min to make both and it cost me a 1/2 of a fat quarter ($.50). The raffia came out of my "craft storage" (I keep a craft storage, just like a food storage, for craft emergencies such as this. I figure, in an emergency, if I couldn't leave my house, I have at least 3 months worth of projects to keep me from going crazy)
Now, as for the twine eggs, I also stole them from Sassy Style. I like to steal other people's great ideas, and change them up a little. Makes me feel creative.
Plastic Easter Eggs
HOT GLUE - Careful, it sticks to fake nails....
I faced the same styrofoam dilemma, so I pulled out some plastic eggs. I'm pretty sure I have 956 at my house. Stuff the egg to make it firm.
Start on one end and begin to wind the twine on the egg. The twine sticks to the glue even when it cools just a bit.
Keep winding, it only takes a few minutes to get the entire egg covered. (see the glue on the nail?)
These also turned out really cute and only took me a few minutes to make. I love the country look of Easter, these fit in perfect.