Button Carrot Easter Ornament

I don’t know what it is with me and carrots this year. I just think all of the carrot crafts are particularly cute. I was inspired to make this Button Carrot Easter Ornament back in December when I kept seeing all of those green button Christmas trees. Did you see any of those? Well, they got me to start brainstorming what other fun ornaments I could make using buttons. Carrots just popped into my head. They are the same shape as the tree ones, just in reverse.

For most of these buttons, I bought a container of yellow and orange buttons at Joann’s, but I also got a bunch from my bag-o-buttons. Do you have a button stash? The funny thing is, I have no idea where I got this Ziploc of buttons from! Oh well, at least I’m finally getting some use out of them.

Button Carrot Easter Ornament craft tutorial

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Button Carrot Easter Ornament

Materials

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Materials

steps

one: Cut 24 inches of orange embroidery thread.

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Step 1

two: Insert both ends of the thread through two holes in the smallest button.

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Step 2

three: Tie a simple knot.

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Step 3

four: Keep repeating Steps 2 and 3, except you will keep using bigger and bigger buttons. I tried to use two of each size.

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Step 4

five: For the last button, try to use one slightly smaller than the biggest one.

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Step 5

six: Tie a  double knot, but leave a little room. Leave the excess orange thread.

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Step 6

TIP: It will be easier if you tie it around a pencil. It makes the perfect-sized opening and makes it easier to to tie.

seven: Take the green thread and wind it around your three fingers 12 times. Take the bundle off of your fingers so it makes a loop.

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Step 7

eight: Cut the end of the green thread loop that has the two loose ends.

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Step 8a

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Step 8b

nine: Slide the green thread bundle under the orange knotted thread to its center and pull both ends up and together.

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Step 9

ten: Cut an 8-inch piece of green thread. Tie it around the green thread bundle in a double knot and then tie the two ends together into a knot, making a loop for hanging the carrot. The green bundled thread will look like a tassel.

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Step 10a

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Step 10b

eleven: Take the two orange thread ends and tie them in double and triple knots, around the orange thread at the base, just below the green thread. This will help close up the “hole” you made to insert all of that green thread. Trim off excess orange thread.

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Step 11a

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Step 11b

twelve: Separate the green threads as best you can. A needle may help if you don’t have long fingernails. Also, twisting the strands the opposite direction helps.

Button Carrot Easter Ornament Step 12

That’s it! This Button Carrot Easter Ornament is a relatively easy craft, especially if you have patience for threading buttons. You could also use these ornaments on your Christmas tree. We have a strawberry and a pickle ornament, so I don’t think a random carrot ornament would look too out of place. How about you? Do you like carrots enough to make an ornament?

Be sure to check out our other Easter Crafts and definitely see our DIY Rustic Carrots. You can also find more great ideas if you follow our Easter & Spring Craft Inspiration board on Pinterest.

If you’re looking for the ultimate resource for Easter Craft Ideas, you have to check out All Free Holiday Crafts–you won’t be disappointed!

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Marie Dabbs

About Marie Dabbs

Hi, I'm Marie. I have been a giant craft nerd for most of my life. I love to experiment with new crafting techniques, even if a few turn out to be epic fails. Over the years and after three kids involved in Scouts and other activities, I discovered my other passion, event planning. I love making my own decorations and styling rooms for parties. I'm at my happiest when I can combine crafts and party styling. It's so much fun!

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