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DIY Burlap Carrots

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in burlap, crafts, easter | 23 comments

Are you looking for a super cute…quick…easy…

…Easter decoration?

These carrots might be just the thing for you! 🙂

You can add then to a wreath.

Stick them in a basket.

Hang them from an Easter tree.

The possibilities are endless.

Let me show you how it’s done.

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Supplies:

burlap

poly fill

orange and green paint

paint brushes

yarn

ribbon

glue gun (mine is not worthy to have its picture made)

scissors

paper

straight pins

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Cut the sides off of an 8 x 11 piece of paper at an angle.

I folded the paper in half,

used a straight edge to trace a line to the outer edge about 4 inches from the top of the paper,

and cut the angles.

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Pin the paper to the burlap.

(I tripled mine to cut out 3 at one time.)

The only thing cuter than 1 burlap carrot is 3 of them!

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Cut the burlap out.

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The straight edges at the top will be the leaves.

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Pinch the end together and glue.

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Working in small sections, overlap the edges and glue them together.

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I found that it worked best to then overlap the edges where the angles end.

Pull tight.

And, continue to glue.

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You only want to glue angles together.

Do not glue the straight edges.

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Fill with poly fill.

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Using the yarn, tie a knot at the top of the poly filled part.

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Add a dab of hot glue to secure the knot and cut off the ends.

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Fringe the top with scissors.

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Don’t cut the strips too close together or they will fray too much.

Cut them about 1/2″ wide.

Leave about 1 inch between the end of your cut and the top of the yarn.

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Paint away!

I used 2 shades of orange for the carrot part.

And, 3 shades of green for the leaves.

After the paint is dry, add a bow.

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Now find the perfect spot to decorate with them.

Mine are in my dining room.

Where are you going to put yours?

I just have to add that I made these carrots last year.

I was pretty new to blogging at the time, and this might have been my first tutorial.

These will always hold a special place in my heart because it was my first project to get “featured” on another blog.

That feature was the first time that my blog had over 35 views.

It still makes me smile!

Life to the full,

Melissa

 

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23 Comments

  1. If burlap carrots was first tutorial/project you featured you did a bang up job girl. Love them. I’m going to have to make some now. Your carrots are so adorable and look pretty easy to make. Have to see if I have orange/green paint to use. Might just have to make extra so I can put couple on shelf also.
    I have a big jar I put some white iridescent grass in with some plastic eggs so will put how ever many of the carrots I make into it also. Decorated my “mantel” (shutter shelf) today while hubs was gone for little while. He complains when I clean. Kinda hard to do when he’s home all the time and the shelf is right over his chair/throne. Happy Days

  2. These are a really cute project, Melissa! They would look so cute mixed in with some of my bunnies.

  3. You are brilliant! I LOVE them!

  4. I love them, so cute I pinned them thank you so much andi

  5. This is such a cute idea! I love Easter decorations. These are so fun!

  6. cute cute cute Melissa! Thanks for the tutorial, I have been carrot and bunny crazy lately and these burlap carrots might be just what i need!
    Jenna

  7. Love the carrots! Great tutorial.
    Renee @http://nostalgic-summer.blogspot.com/

  8. OMG!! So glad I came back to check out this tutorial. You did a fantastic job 😉 Thanks for sharing!
    Jamie ~ somuchbetterwithage.com

  9. how stinkin cute are these!! love them!

  10. so cute!!! love these!

  11. I really love these! They’re so cute and I love using/painting burlap!

  12. So simple and cute! I love this craft! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday!

  13. Awesome tutorial Melissa…thanks so much for sharing! Your little carrots are just darling! Hopped over from The Rustic Pig and now happily following! Blessings ~ Judy

  14. Hi Melissa!
    I am new to your blog..it’s wonderful! And these carrots..SO CUTE!!
    I’m making them this Easter for my brunch.
    Thank you for the tutorial!
    Is there anything burlap can’t do?
    Kelli – buybabydeals.com

  15. Thanks so much for re-sharing this great idea! I just love your blog…you always have such great ideas and share them in a simple to understand way. Great look to everything you do on your blog and your blog itself. It’s fun to look back on early posts, isn’t it? I saw this post over at Open House at No Minimalist Here.

  16. Too cute! Great tutorial! Now I know what I’m going to do with all of my leftover scraps of burlap!

  17. What a cute idea!! I don’t know if I have burlap, which really makes it; but maybe I can use muslin if I have to? Whatever the case, thanks for sharing a tutorial! I’d love to make a basket of these myself!

  18. I LOVE the burlap carrots! And they look fairly easy to make. Thanks for the tutorial. Cute!

  19. Seriously adorable! I need a few burlap carrots!

  20. Love these…I just happen to have all the supplies to do these, and am adding them to my Sunday project today! Love simple projects and tutorials. I know what you mean about being a new blogger with your 1st feature! I was just notified that I am getting my first feature this morning! It will be on http://www.powerofpaint.net this Friday! I’d love it if you checked it out.

    From your newest follower,

    Char
    Hisandherrestoration.blogspot.com

    • Http:/www.hisandherrestoration.blogspot.com

  21. Love these would love it if you came by and shared them at http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/03/share-it-one-more-time-features-and.html
    I was just out this weekend looking for something just like this…now going to make my own…didn’t think of the orange paint…thanks for sharing

  22. Hello,

    Just wanted you to know I made 3 of these today and featured you on my blog! 😉

    http://hisandherrestoration.blogspot.com/2013/03/burlap-carrots.html

    Thanks so much for the idea…I LOVE them!

    Char

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