Lately, I have had carrots on the brain. And with Easter just around the corner, it is the perfect time to show you how to make a fabric carrot garland for Easter. My inspiration came from my friend’s granddaughter, Olivia. She and Sandra were drawing and Olivia suggested they draw carrots. She sent me the picture and that started me thinking.
I gathered up the orange fabric samples I had gotten out when I made the fabric pumpkins. And decided on two samples that are the same shade of orange. Now if you don’t have fabric samples then I suggest you look for upholstery materials, about a 1/8th of a yard. You can even check furniture stores for the last year samples. Sometimes they will give them to you for free.
The first thing to do is to draw a carrot or you can use the one I drew as a guide. Using pinking shears, cut 5 carrots in one piece of material.
Then cut out 4 pieces in the other piece. If you don’t have pinking shears and use the regular material you may need to sew around the carrot so it doesn’t fray. Or you can use Fray Check around the edge.
To make the top of the carrot top I cut 3 pieces of the green rope and glued them to the top of the carrot. After it dries unravel the rope.
I cut about 7 feet of the green rope. If you remember I cut out 5 carrots from one of the fabrics. I placed one of the carrots that are cut out from the fabric in the middle. I eyeballed the placement. Instead of using the three pieces of fabric, I ended using two pieces.
Ok, I just realized my blooper. My material had shells on one piece and starfish on the other. I used the shell fabric for the 5 pieces. The plan was to glue the starfish carrots on either side. Then alternate. The end carrots would be the shell material. I did a shell carrot on one end and starfish on the other. I don’t think it is noticeable, do you?
Anyway, it does add a nice festive touch to my mantel. After I made the pumpkin patch garland I really did want to make another one.
I am so glad I was able to show you how to make a fabric carrot garland for Easter. It is so easy to do. Do you think you will give it a try?
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Materials and Supplies
2 Orange Coordinating Fabrics Green Rope
Hot Glue Gun and Glue (suggested)
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