DIY Fabric Carrot Spring Decor

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In my efforts to make more seasonal/holiday decor I came up with a simple, fun carrot decoration that can be used in many different ways.

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I started with a few fat quarters, I picked one light, one medium and one darker orange print. My initial plan for these was to make a garland out of them so I wanted the colors to differ enough to make it interesting. I also had some bright green rick rack.

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Just like I did in thisΒ post, I sandwiched a scrap piece of batting between two layers of orange fabric.

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After pinning it in place, I traced a triangle shape using a fabric marker.

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I drew a triangle that was 2″ on top and 5″ tall, but you could easily make a triangle in word or Photoshop and print it off too.

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With coordinating thread, sew down the two long sides.

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But not the top of each carrot.

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Now, cut 2 1/2″ strips of rick rack.

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Positioning 3 strips of rick rack in the middle of the top of each carrot, pin them in place and sew along the top marked line, closing each of your carrots.

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Cut the remaining sides with pinking shears.B12Repeat with remaining fabric colors.

I still need to string together a few to make my garland, I plan to just use twine and thread it through each carrot and I think I will frame one to use a wall decor too. They would be cute in a basket too and Brynlee already loves playing with them. I might have to come up with a few more food type items for her to use in her play kitchen.

Happy Sewing!

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