DIY Easter Carrot Banner
I am so excited to share with you a fun Do-It-Yourself project for Easter that I just finished! This adorable DIY Easter Carrot Banner is the perfect finishing touch for your spring decor. Made from cotton fabrics and supplies many of us already have on hand, this darling banner can be made to fit whatever size Buffet, Hutch or Sideboard you want string it on. What I love the most about it is the super cute, puffy, 3-D Carrot.
If you would like to make one for yourself, I have included a list of supplies and a full tutorial below.
Isn’t this puffy carrot sweet?
DIY Easter Carrot Banner Tutorial:
(Makes at least 6 triangular pennants)
- Print out my Carrot Banner Pattern
- Off-white canvas – 1/2 yard (Joann’s Craft store)
- Orange print cotton fabric -1/8 yard (Joann’s Craft store)
- Emerald (Dark Green) Jumbo Rick Rack – One package – Cut 12 pieces at 3 inches long.
- Leaf Green (Light Green) Jumbo Rick Rack – One package – Cut 6 pieces at 3 inches long.
- Polyester fiber fill – Handful
- Jute string (I used a strong with a fairly thin diameter but you can use whatever you prefer).
- You’ll also need scissors, sewing pins, white thread, dark green thread, a sewing machine, a sewing gauge, and a sewing loop turner hook. made a banner with six trianglar pennants but you can make to fit. My pictures above show the banner strung across a little dresser that I love so I removed two of them.
Sewing the Pennants:
First, pin the pennant pattern to the off-white canvas.
Next, cut 12 from the pennant pattern. Doubled, this will make 6 pennants.
Now, put 2 pennant pieces together to double each pennant. Pin together.
You are now ready to sew them together. Starting from one end of the pennant, sew 5/16 inches seam from pennant edge to bottom point and continue sewing to opposite end as shown in blue below.
To make the casing, fold over top edge 3/4 inch and pin to back.
You can see there is a little tag sticking out on both sides.
Just take the scissors and cut the tag on both sides off.
Now, sew fairly close along the bottom edge to make a casing.
(I actually sewed closer to the casing edge than the illustration shows below). Trim all your threads and set aside.
Adding the Carrots:
Next, cut 6 carrots from the orange print fabric.
Now, cut 12 of the dark green and 6 of the light green Jumbo Rick Rack. I placed the orange carrot fabric as close to the sewn lines at the bottom as I could. Then I put 2 or the dark green jumbo rick rack and placed 1 of the light green rick rack (between them) where I thought it might look good.
Then, I carefully removed the 3 rick rack pieces and sewed them across the bottom to keep them together.
Afterwards, I placed them back where I wanted them under the printed carrot fabric and pinned everything down.
Next, sew 3/16 inches from edge around the edge of the carrot (see blue dotted lines) from the top to the bottom, then back up to the top as shown below, leaving an opening in the top (Take care not to stitch down the green rick rack). Next, remove green rick rack.
The blue solid line below shows the opening.
Now, take a little bit of the polyester stuffing and poke it in using something that will not make a mark on your fabric. I used a white sewing pencil.
Poke 2 or 3 little pieces of stuffing inside, working it all around so it is filled evenly but not to tightly.
Next, sew the top shut as shown below. This will also secure the 3 pieces of rick rack.
I tacked the two dark pieces of rick rack in the place indicated below with dark green thread. I left the middle (Light green) piece of rick rack untacked so it can flop forward a little.
Stringing the Jute Rope:
Now we are ready to string the jute through the casings. I used this sewing loop turning hook and it sure made it easy.
This turning hook has a little end on it that can grab the sisal rope.
Push the turning hook through the casing.
Grab the sisal rope and pull it back through the casing.
Now, continue pulling the rope through each of the pennants. Now, wasn’t that easy?
DIY Easter Carrot Banner
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