DIY Strawberry Brooch

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!You know that whole thing I said yesterday that Im all ready for fall? Well, maybeee that wasn’t 100% true. Or at least I am not at the point where I’m okay with letting go of fruit-themed diys. If you want a fun way to add some cuteness to your wardrobe, you’ll definately want to make these strawberry brooches! Here’s how:

Time: 1 hour (for set of 12, including bake time)
Materials: oven bake clay, cookie cutter, pin back, E-6000 glue, paint

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!I ended up using a mix of acrylic paint and paint markers to make my strawberry face. I would also recommend not getting Fimo effect clay like pictured above. It was a bit too dry and hard to work with. The soft worked MUCH better!

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!First roll out your clay and punch your strawberry shape with a cookie cutter. Set on baking pan until you’ve made the amount you wanted. Bake according to clay instructions and let cool.

To paint your face, all you need to draw are two U’s and a smaller U for the mouth. Two dots under the eyes and some green hair will add a bit more personality to your berry! Glue the pin back on, let dry and you’re all set!

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!This really may just be the cutest project I’ve ever made. I’m considering branching out into other shapes to make a whole fruit family. What do you think?!

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!

Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches! Dress up your wardrobe in no time with these diy clay strawberry brooches!

 

 

 

10 More Must-Try Fruit DIYS

10 Must-Try Fruit DIYSAs it turns out, after rounding up these 10 juicy fruit-themed diys, I realized that you guys love the fruit trend as much as I do. Readers after my own colorful heart, it’s seriously no wonder why I love you! To satisfy your crafty cravings, here are 10 more must-try fruit diys that you’re sure to love:

10 Must-Try Fruit DIYS1. Fruit Garland by Tell Love and Chocolate

10 Must-Try Fruit DIYS2. DIY Fruit Magnets by Homey Oh My

10 Must-Try Fruit DIYS3. Tutti Frutti Punch Tags via Oh Happy Day Continue reading…

DIY Fruit Slice Coasters

These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial!Man oh man is summer in Portland! Since it’s been nothing but a scorcher here lately, all I’ve wanted to do eat is fruit. Well that and binge on Netflix, but what else is new? After painting my nails like a watermelon, I thought it was time to take my obsession one step further and bring that inspiration to my craft room.   Here’s how I made these fruit slice coasters:

Time: 1 hour for set of six
Materials: cork rounds, DecoArt Multisurface Paint, brush, paper, pen, ruler, xacto knife
Cost: ~$11

These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial!I used DecoArt’s multisurface paint for this project since it’s thick enough to coverup pencil markings. You don’t need tape, like pictured above, if you just hold the stencil down with your other hand.

These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial!Start by painting your coasters white. Because the cork is a bit absorbent, I went ahead and did two coats. While they’re drying, you can make your stencil. To do that you’ll need a piece of paper, a pencil, and an xacto knife.

Trace around the outside of your coaster so that you have a circle on your paper. You’ll then mark the circle into eighths, almost like you’re cutting a pizza. Inside each section (triangle) will be your fruit slice, which you can draw in. It’s basically just a triangle with rounded corners. Once you have it drawn out, cut out the fruit slice pieces with your xacto knife.

Place stencil on dried coasters and trace very lightly with your pencil. Remove stencil and then paint with the fruit color of your choice. Since the paint is self sealing, once your coasters are dry, they’re ready to be used!

These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial! These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial!So that’s it! Perfect for summer bbqs, don’t you think? Be sure to visit the DecoArt Multi-Surface website for more crafting ideas and inspiration!

These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial!

These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial!

These DIY Fruit Slice Coasters are easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs. Click through for full tutorial!

decoart_logo

10 Juicy Fruit Themed DIYS

10 Fruit Themed DIYSMaybe it’s the sunshine we’ve been having in Portland over the last few days, or these cocktails I shared a bit back, but I can’t get enough fruit lately. For breakfast, on my dessert, or in my DIYS, whatever, I’ll take it! If you’re looking for a way to bring more color into your home, these ten projects are bright, cheery, and oh so adorable… any way you slice it :)

(PS This post totally counts as one serving of fruit, right?)

10 Fruit Themed DIYS1. Felt Fruit Mobile by Make and Tell

10 Fruit Themed DIYS2. Fruit Slice Umbrellas by Studio DIY

10 Fruit Themed DIYS3. Pom Pom Fruit by Mr. Printables

10 Fruit Themed DIYS4. Watermelon Pinata by Oh Happy Day

10 Fruit Themed DIYS5. Strawberry Herb Planter by A Charming Project Continue reading…