" All About the Details: DIY Tuesday [Carrot Bunting for Easter]

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

DIY Tuesday [Carrot Bunting for Easter]


DIY Carrot Bunting
I first saw this amazing Peep Bunting over at Made and I just loved it. The directions look so simple. I knew I has to try this.






The main problem? It required a sewing machine... which I have. In fact I got it for christmas. I've just never used it! It got me thinking that I'd have to finally find the time to sit at the machine and start to use it.

After reviewing my ideas for Easter decor I changed the peep part to a carrot then followed her steps.

For my first time EVER using a sewing machine I'm happy with the results... but I definately need more practice.

Here's what you'll need.

Download my carrot template [or make one]
Sewing Machine
Pen/Pencil
Scissors
Orange Felt
Green Felt
[Patience]

First, I cut the stems off the carrot templates so I could make those green.

To cover our mantel I needed 20 carrots & stems. Trace 20 with the "front" pattern and 20 with the "back" pattern. I did not do this and my life would have been easier and my carrots would have looked much better.


DIY Carrot Bunting

DIY Carrot Bunting

Its a lot of tracing....

DIY Carrot Bunting

Sew all of your stems to your carrots [all 40 in my case]... this was time consuming for me but thats because I've never used a sewing machine before.

DIY Carrot Bunting

I just eyeballed the spot on each one.

DIY Carrot Bunting

Repeat, repeat, repeat... :)

DIY Carrot Bunting

Your work space will look like this... 1/2 way done!


Next you'll sew the "back" carrots to the ribbon. I made mine about an inch apart.

DIY Carrot Bunting


Once all of the "back" carrots are done take your "front" carrots and sew the carrots together.

DIY Carrot Bunting


All done! Aren't they cute?

DIY Carrot Bunting

sneak peek at my Easter Mantel

This was shared with
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36th Avenue
Lil Luna
Made in a Day
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Happy Hour Friday
Off the Hook
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Sew Much Ado

9 comments:

  1. This is really cute! My children would love this! I think it looks great on your mantel:) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is so stinkin' adorable! It looks perfect hanging on your mantel - great job!

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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    1. I linked up Lauren, thank you for the invite!

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  3. Stopping by to let you know I included your super cute bunting in my Easter Round-up! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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  4. Hi, Lauree... just wanted to let you know that your bunting was featured at this week's Off the Hook!

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