As happens to me once in a while, I walked into my sewing room for an entirely different reason, and came out with this bit of Easter décor. Most of the time I can focus on the task at hand, but sometimes I just OH…SHINY!
This copper carrot was inspired by the one I made before Christmas for my Melted Snowman Ornament. It's made pretty much the same way as the one I'm about to show you, but you twist it around the tip of a pencil and only use one set of leaves.
This is a larger version with a different method for adding the greenery.
I used 18 – 20 gauge copper wire. I didn’t measure the length, but I’d guess it was about 4 to 6 feet. I would like to see this with thicker wire. It might be harder to twist, but the look might be more similar to the smaller carrot. I used green felt scraps for the greenery and a cardboard cone for twisting the wire.
Starting from the top, I twisted the wire around the cone.
I wound it too tight around the top, so when I pulled it off I tried to stretch it out, but ended up with a mutant carrot.
Fortunately, it was easy to fix. I just cut off the tip at the point where it looked more carrotish and stuck it back on the cone to bring the end to a smaller point.
I cut several pieces of green felt in different lengths, each about 1/4 – 1/2” wide.
I gathered them all together in the middle. I manipulated the wire at the top of the carrot so it was centered, then wrapped it around the center of the felt.
To make the felt stick up a little more, I pulled it together and wrapped the last bit of wire around the base.
I can’t wait to see what kind of Easter bunny shows up to eat this veggie.