Friday, March 15, 2013

Carrot Boutonniere (or pin)

Easter accessories don't have to be just for girls.  This carrot boutonniere could be a delicious and dapper addition to any little boy's Easter outfit.


Want to make your own carrot boutonniere?

Grab the following supplies.


 Using your orange fabric, cut out a triangle shape.


Don't let this next step intimidate you, even though it requires using one of these.


Fold the orange fabric in half, right side facing each other.  Leaving a 1/4 of an inch seam allowance, sew down along the open side from the top to the tip of the carrot.  Turn your carrot right side out and fill with stuffing.


Using your needle and thread, 1/2 inch down from the open end, do a running stitch around the entire top of the carrot.  Tuck the excess fabric into the top of the carrot and pull the thread to loosely close the top.


Grab your ribbon and cut into 3 1/2-4 inch strips.  I used 8-9 loops per carrot.  Fold over and group as a cluster of loops.  *Tip:  use a glue stick to help secure your loops and create your cluster.


Place your ribbon loops into the top of the carrot, pull the running stitch string to tighten the loosely closed carrot top fully closed.  Run a few laterally stitches through the cluster of ribbon loops and carrot fabric to fully secure them into place. 


Add a little grosgrain ribbon around the stem for an extra spring touch.



Then pin it to the handsome little man in your life, or in this case, a fellow blogger's handsome little man.

Thrive 360 Living's sweet little boy.
Or just pretend to eat it.



31 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! This is just oozing with cuteness!!! You are so creative and that Grace gets cuter each day.

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  2. So cute! I love that your husband is willing to be your model. :)

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  3. OMG...love, love, love this! And yes that giant scary machine does scare me, ha. Wish I knew how to use one. Maybe I should add it to my bucket list.

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  4. Lol! I feel like you put in that part about the sewing machine just for me. Adorable project, btw. :)

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  5. This would be perfect "pet food" for our stuffed horses and bunnies. Great tutorial!

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    1. Thanks Erin. Since I have no handsome little men in my life, that's exactly what these will be used for :)

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  6. very cute and so versatile. you are a craft machine!

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  7. Oh very cute, I think my little man would actually try to eat it :) I so badly want you to caption Grace's picture with what's up doc :)

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  8. I love it. Great idea, and I liked Kirby Dunton's idea of creating a garland with it.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Oh my word! I love it! And, that pic of your little one pretending to eat it... precious... ;)
    -Heather
    www.stringtownhome.com

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  10. Sweeeeeeet! Thanks for sharing that is a really cute idea.
    -Eleni www.fieldsofbasil.blogspot.com

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  11. That's cute but the title made me giggle. Guess I got a visual of guys in a wedding with their carrots on the lapel.

    Bliss

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  12. Amy…this is adorable! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award…keep up the good work!

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  13. These are so cute! Thanks for the instructions on how to close the carrot-- I would have gotten stuck on that part.

    ~Emily
    http://tossedsaladlife.com

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  14. Okay....I changed my mind...this is the cutest Easter idea EVER! I can see a million possibilities here that make me want to face Damien head on. I pinned this, because it's so awesome. Grace is the cutest carrot eating little bunny.

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  15. omgoodness -sweetness to the T!! now how to have my little buy wear this.....

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  16. stopping over from, watch out martha's link party! love this idea, and will have to make these for easter! too cute!

    here's my blog http://www.bearandlionmama.com/ stop by for a visit!

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  17. Adorable! I'd love to make a mini one for my little man. :) Thanks so much for linking it up to Monday Funday!

    Kelly @ view along the way
    www.viewalongtheway.com

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  18. So adorable! Thanks for sharing this week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  19. This is just the cutest thing ever! Love it and pinning it. Great tutorial too!

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  20. Hey,

    Great project !!! I would love for you to stop by and share this project over at my Craft, Create and Inspire linky party

    http://polkadotpretties.com/2013/03/craft-create-inspire-linky-party-22/

    Hope to see you there ;)

    Claire @ Polkadot pretties x

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  21. Stopping by to let you know I included three of your amazing projects in my Easter Round-up! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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    1. Wow. Thank you so much Kim. You just made my morning!

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  22. These are adorable! Perfect for little ones on Easter! Love it! You are a Featured Favorite on Saturday Show & Tell at Cheerios and Lattes this week, thanks for joining us last week, we love having you! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
    Mackenzie :)

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  23. What a clever idea! Thank you for sharing. I think next easter we will have a new piece for our outfits.

    I’d love for you to check out our Pattern Party! Those with free patterns and templates to share are invited to link up!

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  24. wow... very unique lapel pins designs i have seen here ... thanks for that.

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