The More the Berrier
We just shared our tutorial for our 3D potted paper cactus, so we are feeling especially inspired to create new papercrafting projects for summer! Who doesn’t love an adorable little strawberry design? In the past we have shared how to make felt strawberries, and now we are giving you more options with these super easy paper strawberries. Our 3D strawberries are similar to a paper diamond shape, and because the structure is so simple it can be a great project to do with your little ones.
Tools & Materials
- Scissors or Cutting Machine
- Low Temperature Hot Glue Gun
- Cardstock (red, green)
Crafting Instructions & Tips
We ended up using cardstock for these strawberries because that way we could pull in some extra texture. Specifically, we loved this Swiss dot cardstock – the embossed dots are almost like little seeds! If you prefer text weight, you can easily use that paper instead. After you pick your paper, follow our instructions here:
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Download the template at the bottom of the post. Use the SVG with a cutting machine, or print the PDF template and trace it onto the cardstock.
- Trim the red and green cardstock pieces. Curl the tabs with the edge of your scissors or the edge of a table.
- Roll the red piece into a cone-like shape and glue the side tab.
- Fold the top tabs toward the center and glue to secure.
- Glue the green piece on top of the strawberry to cover the tabs.
- Fold the bottom of the stem slightly and to glue it to the top of the strawberry.
- Make a whole set of paper strawberries!
After you make your paper strawberries, there are tons of different options for incorporating these into your home or event decor. Create a little strawberry display by styling them into a berry carton, or stay tuned for a tutorial for those paper cartons in our photos. Another idea is to string the strawberries into a cute garland with some striped bakers twine. You can also use the same twine to make hanging strawberries, or even a baby mobile. Whatever you do, get creative!
If you are making these DIY berries with your kids, don’t miss our entire play kitchen set or felt vegetable garden for more wonderful handmade toys. If you have ideas for projects you’d like to see on the site, feel free to share them in the comments below! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily doses of inspiration, or join our community of creatives to start crafting along with us. Happy Summer! ~ Lia & Team
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Hi!! Is the basket SVG also available?
Yes, there is a link lower in the post for it. Here it is: https://liagriffith.com/paper-strawberry-baskets/
Do you HAVE to become a member in order to d/l your files? It seems a little odd if the files are advertised as FREE but you can NOT use them unless you subscribe?
Hi– only our FREE projects are labeled as “free”, which you don’t need a membership to download. There is a pop-up asking for an email address to subscribe to our newsletter, so maybe that’s what you’re seeing? However this project you have commented on is not one of our freebies, but you can find all those here: https://liagriffith.com/craft/freebies/.
These were so fun to make! I used a gel pin to make different style of seeds, and added extra grass from easter I had left over. Thank you for sharing this!
Oh that just sounds too cute!
Yes, I love these! What a delight as a centerpiece or favor for summer parties! Thank you! I downloaded and assembled with no problems. Thank you for the folding instructions!
So happy to hear it!
Apologies but I don’t seem to be able to download the SVG file. I just downloaded the basket template with no problems; clicking the strawberry link doesn’t trigger a download.
I tried opening it in a new tab and it’s resolving the URL but still no download. Might be user error but I’d appreciate any help getting the file!
So sorry you’re having trouble! The file looks fine on my end– you might try a different web browser? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you try that and are still unable to access it.
where do you get the basket template?
It will be posted tomorrow morning 🙂