Felt Carrot Pouch
Package Easter candy in a cute and affordable pouch from TV crafter Kristin St. Clair.
Photography: Rob Tannenbaum
The Martha Stewart Show, April 2012
- Select a big, fat carrot and wrap completely with cling wrap.
- To create a template for the pouch, wrap a piece of letter-size paper around carrot and trim edges with scissors, leaving a 1/4-inch overlap.
- With a pencil, trace template onto piece of orange felt and cut out.
- Wet felt with water, stretch around carrot, and pin overlapping areas together. This will allow the felt to mold to the shape of the carrot.
- Pull felt at the tip of the carrot and twist to shape. Let felt dry completely.
- Once dry, remove pins and use Fabri-Tac to glue seam. Do this while the felt is still on the carrot. Once adhesive is dry, remove carrot.
- To create top of carrot, cut strips of green felt into an asparagus shape of desired length and use scissors to fringe the end like a leaf.
- Wet green felt and stretch carefully, delicately separating fringe at top. Let felt dry completely.
- Once dry, bundle carrot tops together and knot at the end. Using Fabri-Tac, glue bundle onto backside of seam inside the top of the carrot. Let dry.
- With a screw punch, make odd number of holes around the top edge of the carrot. Weave orange cord through holes.
- Fill carrot with desired candy. Cinch cord and tie to secure candy inside.
- Cling wrap
- Orange and green felt
- Straight pins
- Screw punch
- Orange cord
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