Happy Easter everyone! Elizabeth here with a fun last minute Easter decoration ... and yes, it’s another something to put in a frame. What can I say ... I love me some black frame fillers : ).
This Scrappy Carrot is actually a hybrid of two crafts I have pinned on my “Basket Case” Pinterest board. I love the carrot made from paper straws found here and I equally love this paper strip piece found here. Since I didn’t have any orange paper straws (I know, gasp!) and I wanted a carrot shape instead of an egg, I needed to come up with a Plan B.
Here's how I made my Plan B.
STEP ONE: Gather supplies.
- scissors: plain and fringe
- white cardstock (mine is cut to 5 x 7 inches)
- green pattern paper scrap
- orange pattern paper scraps cut into 1 inch thick strips
- temporary adhesive
- carrot clipart (my carrot is approx. 4 x 5 ½ inches)
STEP TWO: Trace carrot clipart shape on backside of cardstock piece.
STEP THREE: Cut carrot out to create frame.
STEP FOUR: Decide on pattern paper placement.
STEP FIVE: Apply temporary adhesive around cut edge of carrot shape on back side of cardstock (I use temporary adhesive so that I can use my sewing machine over it without gumming up the needle).
STEP SIX: Lay carrot frame over pattern paper strips and apply pressure so strips stick.
STEP SEVEN: Use both plain and fringe scissors to hand cut carrot top then adhere it to top of carrot shape.
STEP EIGHT: Machine stitch around cut edge of carrot, making sure to capture green top.
STEP NINE: Insert finished piece into frame.
So I hope you enjoy this quick frame filler idea! And let me know if you come up with your own Plan C ... I’d love to see it : ).