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.
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