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:
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!
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!
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?!
As 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:
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:
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.
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!
Maybe 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?)