Sunday, March 17, 2013

Easter Carrot for my Front Door (revised)

Do you remember the giant carrot I made for my front door a few years ago? Sadly, it met it's end in my garage, under the tires of my minivan.

I am sharing the carrot on Studio 5 tomorrow morning, so I made a new one, with a new tutorial. This one is smaller, and the greenery is SO darling! I like it better.

It is SO EASY and inexpensive to make! 

All you need to make 2 carrots is:

A piece of foam board form the dollar store $1
1/2 yard of Orange Burlap (Hobby Lobby) $2
Spool of green lace (Hobby Lobby) $1.50 (on sale from $2.99)
Strong wire. I used white florist wire I got from Hobby Lobby and had in my stash.
Hot glue

1 - Gather your supplies.
2 - Cut burlap into 4 inch strips.
3 - Cut 2 carrots out of the foam using scissors or a knife. It has much the same feel as cardboard, but is a little easier to work with..
4 - Wrap the burlap around the carrot, starting at the top, and overlapping the strips.
5 - Hot glue the strips to the back, and create a point with the last of the fabric if you don't have a point on your foam already.
6 - Dab the top of your wire with hot glue, and smooth it out, so the thread won't unravel. Thread it through the spine of the lace. Cut the lace to whatever size you want, and make three stems. Put a dab of glue on the top of the lace, and fold it over, so the wire doesn't come out. I like my stems to each be a different size.
7 - Poke a hole in the top of the foam to make way for the stems.
8 - Cut the stems to size, and daub the ends in glue to make it so they won't unravel when they are shoved in the foam holes you made before. Shove the stems in.
9 - Take a tack, and make a hole for where you are going to put the wire to hang the carrot when it's finished.
10 - Thread a piece of wire through the hole, and tie at whatever length is suitable for the size of your door.
11 - Unwrap a small piece of wire, and thread it through the lace, and around the hanging wire to make it so the greens will stand better. They will stand ion their own, but tend to fall with time.
12 - Print and attach the free printable. I just glued it on, after mounting it on scrapbook paper. You could hang it by a ribbon, or however you want.

Right click, click save as, then go into your preferred photo editing program, and pull it up and print.

There you are. 2 carrots for Easter, and you only spent $5! Make one for your friend. Make one for your mom.

Please tune in to Studio 5 tomorrow at 11 on KSL 5. I will be doing a live demo of this, and also sharing my most popular blog post ever. Easter Carrot Rolls! You won't want to miss it!

Have a Happy and Creative Day!



Meghan said...

Super duper cute!

Jennifer Interiors said...

Adorable! I really do love it. :)

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