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A Giant Door Carrot!

March 22, 2015

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I was in need of a new door decoration for Easter, and I decided that I wanted something big and unusual. I also wanted something that wasn’t an egg or a bunny. After several good hours on Pinterest, I decided I wanted a giant carrot–nothing screams Easter and spring like a giant carrot. I also decided that I could make this giant carrot.

After a trip to Michaels to purchase my orange and green paints, I found some black twill in my stash and drew the outline of my carrot. I then cut out a front and back and sewed these two pieces together.

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I clipped and turned these pieces and stuffed the carrot part with a little fiber-fill. I then decided to add some wire to the leaves so they wouldn’t droop.

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I cut the wire pieces and bent them to match the leaves, then I stuffed them inside the leaves and added a little more fiber-fill. I stitched the opening that I had been using for stuffing purposes closed. Next, I inserted two grommets to use for hanging the carrot.

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I primed the whole thing with white wall paint. Then, after the primer dried, I used orange spray paint and painted the carrot.

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I kept up the painting and drying cycle until I had all the colors applied. I let the thing dry over night, and then I added the ribbons.

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I hung the thing up on the door, and “Ta Da!!” People, I give you my giant door carrot!!

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From → Stuff I Made

One Comment
  1. kristin permalink

    Awesome. Found you through your sewing pattern review of Butterick 6102. Good advice about the skirt!

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