Have you seen those adorable carrots in Hobby Lobby as part of their Spring and Easter decor? They are just so cute! I thought about buying some but, after taking a good look at them, they really didn't look terribly hard to make so I am trying my hand at making fabric carrot bowl fillers for my dough bowl.
This project is so simple but, the results are SUPER cute!!
Want to make these carrot bowl fillers similar to the ones seen in Hobby Lobby? You will need the following supplies.
- Carrot Pattern
- Easter Grass or something similar
- Jute Twine
- Scissors or pinking shears
- Hot glue gun and glue
First, take the pattern and trace it to a piece of cardboard so that you can make a pattern. I traced a carrot from a sign that I bought at Dollar Tree but, you can also go online and look for a free printable carrot template.
Select some fabric to use for your carrots. Try buffalo check, burlap, or any pretty fabric for your DIY craft carrots. You can really use anything you have on hand. It can literally be scraps because you need very little fabric. I had some fabric leftover from another project but, you could cut up old curtains, an old sheet, or even an old skirt. Think outside the box and have fun with it!
Double your fabric putting right sides together. Trace the carrots onto the back side of the fabric. Cut out your carrots. I used my pinking shears. I love how you can take a scrap piece of fabric and cut it out with pinking shears and your project looks like it has a finished edge.
You should now have 2 carrots. Turn the fabric to the right side and put the two pieces together.
Grab the glue and the glue gun and begin to glue the carrots on the inside in small sections lifting the fabric as you go around glueing each carrot together.
Be sure to leave an opening at the top of the carrot so that you can stuff your carrot with the poly-fil. If you don't have poly-fil, use what you have on hand. I have used groceries bags as filler in a pinch.
Stuff the carrot, leaving the top open. You will want to add some greenery to the top of your carrot. After all, we want it to look kind of real, right?
I used some bunched up Easter grass for the greenery. You can twist floral tape around the grass or grab a rubber band to tie the grass together so that you have a little bunch.
Stuff the greenery bunch down inside the carrot. Now all you have to do is cut a piece of jute twine and use this to tie off the top of the carrot. This will seal up the top and it will also give you a little bow.
Make a few carrots and drop them in a dough bowl or tie them in a bundle and set them on a tiered tray. They are sure to look awesome! It will be so cute for Easter!
Make your own carrots or shop our handmade items for ready made carrots.