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.
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.