Anyway, I knew I had to recreate this cute Easter craft, but I thought I would do mine in burlap. So, I took down my slightly wilted burlap wreath I made last year and got started on my carrots.
I bought my burlap at Wal-Mart for $2.67 a yard and didn't even use the whole yard. I started by cutting a cone shape on the fold of my burlap - about 18" long.
Then I pinned and sewed up the open side of the cone shape, stopping about 6" from the top of the cone.
Then I turned them inside out and stuffed them with Poly-fil. Also, I frayed the ends of the burlap by taking out some of the cross-threads. Time to paint.
I gave them a rough coat of paint with a sponge. I painted the top part, where the stitching stops, inside and out in green. I love the rough look of the paint on burlap. So shabby!
I made a huge mess!
Then, I used an old hairband to bind the top of my carrot.
I cut 1 1/2" - 2" strips at the top to fold down over the hairband to look like the leafty party.
I wrapped a strip of burlap around and tied in a knot at the front.
In the back, I made a loop of the same burlap and made a loop in the back for hanging. I just wrapped wire twisty-tie to make the loop on the back.
and hung it up by the loop on my wreath hanger.
So, what do you think? I think it's pretty cute for about $2.
I'm linking this project at the following parties: Easter Link Party @ Centsational Girl