Springtime Bunny & Carrot Door Hanger

My Pier 1 Inspired Yarn Carrots
I’m in a crafty mood.  Creating makes me feel calm!
For the past 2 weeks, I have been staring at these fuzzy moss bunnies from Pier 1, not know what the heck I was going to do with them.  They are so cute, but where on earth would I put them?  
Then I remembered seeing an eclectic yarn door hanger for winter (can’t remember what blog) that I really liked.  So I felt inspired to try a spring one.
Here’s what I whipped up!  It looks cute hanging on my front hall cabinet, a nice little punch of colour.
And it matches my spring wreath!  Bonus!



What you need:
Yarn
Styrofoam balls
Felt
Embellishments
Glue gun
Scissors

Here is a quick tutorial on how I made the carrots:

So cute.  I heart yarn.
I used a 6×6 inch square piece of felt for the interior.
I used pink only because it was all I had on hand.
If I had had enough orange felt, I would have used that instead.
Rolled it up.
I glue gunned the corner.  Now it vaguely resembles a carrot.
I started wrapping the yarn from the bottom up, securing it with glue first.
Then I tied the top of the felt tight with yarn.
Then I cut off the felt top above the tie.
I also cut a small square of orange felt, to cap the top of the carrot, so no felt shows through,
and also because it finished the top off nicely.

To make the green carrot top, I just cut pieces of green yarn and tied them together to make a bunch.
Then I tucked them under the orange yarn, and glued.
The bottom tip of the carrot also had some felt showing through,
so to finish it off I glued on a tiny piece of orange yarn.
Have fun with it!  Add embellishments, braid the yarn, add a rosette…go to town!

Hope I didn’t make that completely confusing!  😉
Happy Crafting!



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17 Comments

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    Tanya
    March 15, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    That is really cute! I just got one of those bunnies the other day in hopes of making a tiny topiary! But, what a great alternative use for them =)

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    Alaina
    March 16, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    Soooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!

    http://lanis-hammertime.blogspot.com/

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    Heather at Dragonfly Designs
    March 16, 2011 at 4:47 AM

    I freaking love ’em! Thanks for sharing ~ please stop by and say hi sometime!

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    Corinne
    March 16, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    Jo-Anna you should be in business! They are so super cute! You are such an inspiration to me. I’m so lucky we are friends. 🙂

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    lauren@warmandfuzzy
    March 18, 2011 at 2:29 AM

    That is just the cutest thing ever! I love everything you make!! Love love love it!!

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    Rashi
    March 18, 2011 at 3:56 AM

    I am glad I found your blog, loved your craft ideas. I will be a regular visitor 🙂

    Check out my recent post @ http://blog.memetales.com/2011/03/st-patricks-day-craft-and-book/

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    Jessica@SewHomegrown
    March 18, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    L.O.V.E. it!! I’m so ready to start decorating for Easter 🙂

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    Sue
    March 19, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    Adorable! I have some of those bunnies too. I was just going to stick them with some flowers in a vase, but now…I might get ambitious and follow your lead:)

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    Amy
    March 30, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    I love this! I saw those bunnies the other and wondered what the heck I’d do with them. Fab idea.

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    Door Hangers
    October 14, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Hi Nice posting, I agree This design is really good. You got good collection keep it up. I pass this blog to my friends

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    Audra @ Once a Mom Always a Cook
    March 19, 2012 at 3:40 AM

    This is such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing 🙂 Now following!

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    Kendel
    March 29, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Shared this on my blog here:

    http://thebrowyblog.blogspot.ca/2012/03/i-was-featued-on.html

    Feel free to grab my button 😀

    Thanks,
    KEndel

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    righecolorate
    October 17, 2012 at 4:39 AM

    I like it!!!

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