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Fabric Carrot Banner for Easter

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Create this sweet fabric carrot banner for Easter using felt and scraps of fabric! A great way to use up fabric scraps, this banner is easy to make. Grab the free template to get started.

DIY Carrot Banner made from orange and green fabric scraps.Hello crafty friends! Today I’m excited to share this sweet fabric carrot banner. It is easy to make, great for beginner sewers, and best of all – you can make it with scraps of fabric found in your stash! I have really been trying to chip away at the large amount of fabric scraps I have. I can’t seem to part with them, yet most are too small to make anything big with. This banner is perfect for using some of them up!

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For this banner I used a lot of fabric scraps my mom gave me after she made my daughter this sweet quilt. I love the fabrics she used – so bright and cheerful- and since she had different fabrics in each color, there was a variety of orange and green fabrics that were perfect for this banner!

The banner is made by layering fabric over stiffened felt. The stiffened felt is perfect because it adds just the right amount of stability – both for hanging the pennants and for stitching. Once all of my cute carrots were made, I strung them together using twine. I chose twine because it reminds me of spring vegetable gardens and Peter Rabbit. :) You could also use a pretty ribbon, bakers twine or yarn!

Orange fabric carrots strung into a banner along twine.

I love making felt and fabric banners! Be sure to check out my other tutorials :)

DIY Fabric Carrot Banner

Supplies Needed

  • Free template – Available in my Resource Library. Link at the end of this post. 
  • Stiffened felt – I used Kunin brand orange and green (I found it at Joann Fabrics. It is stiffer than regular felt and sold in 9″ x 12″ sheets)
  • Scraps of soft green felt
  • Variety of orange fabric scraps
  • Variety of green fabric scraps
  • Orange and green embroidery floss
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Embroidery needle and embroidery scissors

Orange and green fabric, felt, fabric scissors, ribbon and embroidery floss.

Step by Step Tutorial

Step One: Use the free template to cut out the stiff felt pieces for the back of the carrots.

For each carrot you need a piece of stiff green felt the size of the entire carrot (top and bottom), and a piece of stiff orange felt the size of the bottom of the carrot.

A template with carrots on it lays next to a stack of orange and green fabric.

A green carrot is cut from a sheet of green felt.

Template is used to cut a carrot from orange felt.

Green felt carrot with leaves lays next to an orange felt carrot and a scissors.

Green and orange felt carrot pieces to make five carrot pennants.

Step Two: Cut out the orange and green fabrics using the template.

The green pieces of fabric are for the top of the carrot. When you cut them out, make sure you cut them so they extend down enough to be covered up by the orange part of the carrot.

The top of a green felt carrot is traced onto the back side of green fabric with a pencil.

Felt carrot pieces are covered in patterned fabric.

Carrots made from felt and fabric are ready to be stitched.

Step Three: Stitch the carrots using a small running stitch.

Start by stitching the green fabric to the green felt with a small running stitch and green embroidery floss. I used three strands. Once the green layers are attached, lay the orange felt and fabric over the green and stitch through all of the layers with a small running stitch and orange embroidery floss.

Orange embroidery floss is used to hand stitch around a felt and fabric carrot.

Felt and fabric carrots partially stitched with embroidery floss.

Step Four: Add little bows to the front of the carrots in twine or ribbon.

The bows make these carrots look extra cute! You can use ribbon or use twine like I did. I used a dot of clear tacky glue to attach the bows.

Small bows are added to each fabric carrot using twine and fabric glue.

Step Five: String the carrots together to create a banner.

The final step! Turn your carrots over and place a small line of glue in the same spot on all of your carrots. I used a ruler to space my carrots evenly. Press the twine into the glue. I wanted to make sure my twine didn’t come up from the glue, so I added small pieces of soft green felt over the top with glue.

A ruler is used to attach a length of twine to the back of the fabric carrots.

The back of the carrot banner.

The back of the carrot banner showing how the twine is held in place with small pieces of green felt.

The banner is finished! I love how sweet this fabric carrot banner turned out! I chose to do five carrots because I wanted a small banner – but you could do as many carrots as you want. The orange and green colors are so bright and the stiff felt backing is perfect for giving the banner stability!

I’ll be back later this week with another DIY Easter project! I’m having so much fun crafting with bright cheery colors and thinking of spring! With Easter so early this year, there’s a good chance we’ll have snow, but that’s not stopping me from loving all things spring right now!

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DIY Carrot Banner with Free Template; perfect for fabric scraps.

Happy Crafting! -Kim

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10 Comments

  1. You’ve just given me a great excuse to visit the fabric store! My stash is low on orange fabrics, and this project is just too sweet to pass up! Thank you for your inspiration!

    1. Thank you for the nice message! It is one of my favorite banners, I hope you enjoy making it! Have fun fabric shopping! :)

  2. I looooove this garland and would really look to try out your tutorial! I’m gonna look for green and orange scraps in my fabric stash when I get home :)

    May I share one of your pictures (with a link back to you, of course) in the Easter crafts compilation blog post I’m working on?

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