craft: leftover fabric into carrots and garland

Friday, February 17, 2012

My two favorite components of this year's Spring mantel kept me busy one weekend. I was so eager to work on the fabric carrots and garland that I was up late, screened phone calls and even skipped a workout (oink oink)!

The carrots came out great and I didn't bother showing you the steps because Clare at Clare's Craftroom taught me so I'll send you to the source here. Ironically, I had the same orange/white dot fabric leftover from the Halloween tablerunner and the green and white stripe fabric from the Christmas tree skirt. Instant materials.

As for the garland, I picked through my fabric box and pulled out any cute fabric appropriate for Easter eggs, and then cut them in long strips about a 3/4" wide. With twine, I tied the fabric into simple knots, cutting along the way so everything stayed about the same size. When I was finished, something was missing - a pop of color! Since the carrots stood out so much and the orange/white dot fabric was gone, I tied orange ribbon between the lighter pieces.


  1. So resourceful! I absolutely love the carrots! All you're missing is a cotton tail :)

  2. The polka dot carrots are delightful! Thanks for linking up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

  3. I love finding new things to do with fabric scraps! I always feel guilty throwing it away. Thanks for sharing this! I'd love to have you share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays link up!

  4. Those orange and white polka dots are too cute. I love how you turned them into mini fabric carrots. Your mantel looks adorable and ready for spring! Found you on tatertots and jello.

    Consider me your newest follower. I'd love for you to come check me out too.

    Take care,

  5. This is a darling garland. I also have many many scraps of fabric. Following you now. Would love to have you follow me back also. Best wishes, Linda

  6. SO cute!! I love the fun fabrics!! And, I think this is officially the first Easter project that's inspired me to get going on my own Easter projects! :)

    Thank you SO much for linking up!! I'm your newest follower!

  7. Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this!

  8. Hi Debbie , many thanks for adding a link to my blog . Gorgeous carrots and I just love your garland!

  9. Beautiful! I love it! Thanks for sharing at Inspiring Me Monday! I will be featuring you today.
    Julie @ Singing Three Little Birds

  10. Just adorable. I love spring items made out of fabric and you went over the top making
    these cute carrots. Love it! Great job.

  11. I love the carrots in the polka dot fabric! I'd love for you to come link up to our party where we can show off all of our old or new projects! :)
    a href=" - Jessica