Of course the first thing every crafter needs to know if how to make miniscule carrots, right? We hafta feed those bunnies! hehehe. No? Well, here's a strange little tutorial anyway, on how to make very tiny carrots (These ones are 1 inch long.) They're small enough & light enough to use as an embellishment.
Isn't it so much fun to make something out of nothing? And just what is it that's so irresistible about things in miniature? Charles even asked if he could have one, LOL. I'm looking forward to adding these lil' wegitables to my wabbity Easter cards.
Oh, and there's some Links with lots of beta carrotene down below too...
Carrot Making Supplies:
Carpet tape (big roll of 2" wide double-sided tape I got at my local hardware store.)
Embroidery thread (orange & green)
Straight pin/ other pointy tool
Step 1) Cut a wedge shape piece of carpet tape.
You can try other double-sided tape of course, but I'm not sure how it might work for such a wee job. Alternatively, you could use a roll of paper with good adhesive. Too sticky may not let you get the layers (shown in the steps below)...
Step 2) Roll the piece of carpet tape so that it is cone-shaped.
Step 3) Cut a sharper point into it
Step 4) Add a bit of adhesive in the groove created at the bottom by the cut & along the other side (all around the point (I use Tombow Monomulti, because it gives enough working time but also sets up quickly & firmly.)
Step 5) Lay the end of orange embroidery thread into the groove
Step 6) Wind the embroidery thread around the point & then up the cone to form a carrot. You may find the first bit of winding needs a twist put in the thread to get it to lay nicely at the carrot tip.
Step 7) Put a bit of adhesive at the top of the carrot to secure the last of the thread
Step 8) Snip the end of the thread (adhere the thread a little more, if need be.)
Step 1) Cut a piece of green embroidery floss to measure 14 inches.
Step 2) Fold it in half, fold that in half & tie a nice tight knot in the middle.
Step 3) Snip the ends (getting rid of the loop) Trim if you like.
Step 4) Put adhesive in the hole in the top of the carrot.
Step 5) push the knot of the carrot top in there:
a few LINKS
- Gorgeous Fabric carrots by Jenny (& for some reason I wanna make fabric radishes! lol)
- Simple Kid's Crafts paper carrot video
- Chopped up Felt carrot ( free template / pattern) and tutorial by Andie (TOO fun!)
- Perfect Marzipan carrot tutorial by the Recipe Girl (found thanks to Craft Gossip<--i love this site!)
- Deena's how to felt a carrot tutorial (with PDF & free template) Simply Adorable!
- Jana's stunning cone-shaped carrot treat holder tutorial (WOW!)
- Bunny Cakes felt carrot pouch tutorial (sweet Easter treat)
- Wendi's yummy Carrot Candy bag tutorial (PDF & free pattern)
- Vickie's oh so cute Quilted Fabric Carrot tutorial
- Olivia's Chenille Carrot tutorial (love the texture!)
- Pink's clever carrot video (a cute fabric carrot)
- Carrot eyeshadow tutorial by ShimmeringDelight (crack me up--so fun!)
- Another TOO cute Felt Carrot PDF & free pattern from Kym
- Polymer clay carrot tutorial by Garden of Imagination (love the moss top and the kid banter and sound effects are the best!)
- and a random cabbage link: Polymer Clay Cabbage by Garden of Imagination CUTE!
- Carrot Card & Tree crafts for kids (little or big!)
- Giant paper Carrots
- Short & stout carrot box by Kris
- Jessica's gorgeous carrot boxes using Ruthann's Icicle Box template
- Lauren's AWEsome carrot candy garden
- Jelly bean carrots (in pastry bags) Martha
- Carrot fun from urbandebris
- Carrot shape from freeapplique.com
For Kids (or Big Kid inspiration):
- Carrot tree! :O)
- The carrot patch
- Carrot cutie for kids
- ETA: Pipe Cleaner Carrot from One Minute Crafts (CUTE!)
- & Video for a One Minute chocolate bunny (from pom poms!)
- One Minute Crafts' Video list is here (pipe cleaner carrot video there under Baby Carrot)
- Wooly Bullies Carrot (and Cukes + other yummies) instructions at CraftZine
- Carrot pin cushion by Lucy
- Kwoozy's carrot & bunny stuffy tutorial You can find her amazing templates on her blog here; They would translate wonderfully to paper
Hope you are having a great day! =:O-):
P.S. For some reason, I can't wait to make a miniature radish, LOL.