I had a pile of leftover, bright orange minky fabric after making my No-Sew Minky Pumpkins last year. What do you do with leftover, bright orange minky fabric?? DIY a Jumbo, Minky Carrot Door Swag, of course! I remember making Easter bunny traps with boxes and carrots when I was a kid, and surprise, I never did catch that bunny. However, perhaps this bright, super-sized Minky Carrot Door Décor will get his attention and he’ll swing by with a big basket of chocolate! A girl can dream, right?
To make a Minky Carrot Door Hanger, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” x 4” cone
- Minky fabric in orange, ½ yd.
- Wired burlap ribbon in green and natural (mine had pink polka dots)
- Floral wire
- Chenille stem
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; tape
To make a Minky Carrot Door Hanger:
1. Wrap the cone in minky fabric:
- Cut a trapezoid from minky fabric measuring 13” wide at the top, 6” wide at the bottom, and 18” long.
- Wrap fabric around the cone, positioning cone on the fabric so that it extends 3” beyond the top or wide end of the cone.
- Pin and glue the fabric to the back of the cone, and trim excess fabric down the length of the cone.
- At the tip, trim excess fabric leaving about ½” – ¾” extra fabric.
- Glue excess fabric to the tip.
2. Cut five, 12” lengths of green, wired burlap ribbon. Tape one end on each piece with tape, forming a point. Poke five holes in the top of the carrot with scissors or other pointed tool. Squeeze glue into the holes, and insert the taped end of each ribbon length into each hole.
3. Gather the fabric up and around the top of the carrot, and secure with a length of twine tied tight around the carrot greens.
4. Shape natural burlap ribbon into a bow, and secure with floral wire in the center. Glue a strip of ribbon around the center. Glue bow to front of carrot.
5. Twist together ends of a 4” length of chenille stem, forming a loop. Poke a hole in the back of the carrot, add glue, and insert the hanger.
Designer Debra Quartermain made her jumbo carrots with felt, and she added a few of the sweetest little bunnies, too.
Here are a few more carrot crafts, too.
Does anyone else remember making bunny traps with boxes and carrots?
Happy carrot crafting!