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.
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!
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!
I love making felt and fabric banners! Be sure to check out my other tutorials :)
- Christmas Tree Fabric Banner
- Autumn Acorn Fabric Banner
- Shamrock Fabric Banner
- Ice Cream Cone Fabric Banner
- Pumpkin Buffalo Check Burlap Banner
- Baby Shower Fabric Banner
- Cozy Winter Charm Pack Banner
DIY Fabric Carrot Banner
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
More Fun Easter Crafts
- Stitched Canvas Easter Baskets
- Cute DIY Easter Vase
- Spring Fabric Wrapped Wreath
- Fairy Easter Eggs
- DIY Easter Basket Liner
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