Easy Spring Decor Carrot Craft
Spring is here and I sadly had yet to begin and Easter or Spring Craft idea yet. I know, shame on me. But did I tell you what I recently rummaged through? Well, my rummage project turned into this beautiful Easy Spring Decor Carrot Craft. Perfectly framed and sitting now for Easter and Spring (and quite possibly the whole year now), I love how we have a twist of something old with something modern, all with a touch of whimsy. And the whole thing cost me about $5.
I inherited my first ever sewing collection, all passed down from my grandmother. She was an amazing seamstress, sewing for her customers all until the very last day. Inside my treasured collection is all sorts of treasures from Japanese silk threads to 1950s containers to this amazing collection of buttons. Maybe one day I’ll divulge a little further in, but for today, I found it good therapy to embark on my treasure hunt. I was rummaging through these amazing buttons that I found these darling little wood buttons. I just had to use them. Paired with a hodge podge of green buttons also from my grandmother’s collection, I was able to create this cheery Spring carrot, and a fond memory.
What You Will Need:
- Buttons. I used wood and green, but feel free to use orange or a mixture of whatever works with your decor
- Hot Glue (because Christie cannot sew)
- Burlap, at least 4 inches in width
- Paper for a framed background
- 4×6 frame
1. I highly recommend laying out your carrot design on the burlap first. Arrange your buttons in carrot shape. You can do what I did above or just get creative. Keep in mind that the burlap can stretch and change too.
2. Line your table with plastic. Using the hot glue gun, then proceed to glue the buttons to the burlap in your carrot design. Lift up immediately to keep your burlap from being glued to the table.
3. Using your frame backing, cut out the paper to fit the inside of the frame. Think about texture, crinkles, color etc. to give your paper a pop 🙂 I went plain jane white, to make sure the buttons were the stars.
4. Cut to fit and glue your burlap to your paper, making sure to center the carrot.
5. Place your carrot in your frame. Depending on the depth of the frame, you may need to remove the glass. I did, and I actually like it better, so you can see the designs on the buttons even clearer.
6. Display for Easter, Spring or year round! I love my new little spring decor, and it’s a perfect reminder that I still have a piece of my seamstress grandmother with me. I can look and smile at the cheery new art sitting in my living room. A small nod to Easter and Spring and a big hug to Obachan.
Need another fun craft idea? Check out my DIY Cinderella Picture Frame & Glass Slipper!