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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
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