This project is so addictive. Not only is it easy, but with all the great designer series paper choices the sky’s the limit with color combinations. I chose a retired Stampin” Up! Designer Series Paper for this great papecraft project. When I was making these, I couldn’t help , but remember one of my daughter’s all time favorite book, “The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the BIG Hungry Bear.” If you haven’t read it, give it a try. I’m a fanatic about children’s books!
Here’s how to make a paper strawberry:
1. Make a template similar to one in the photo. Start with a seven petal daisy flower, about 4-1/2″ in diameter with petals not too deep. Cut off two petals. Be sure to add a tab where the tab is shown before cutting off second petal. Then make a leaf topper. Draw the templates onto scrap cardboard and cut them out.
2. Trace the cardboard templates on Designer Series Paper of choice. Use a red and or a bright pink, such as Real Red or Strawberry Slush DSP for the strawberry and a green DSP for the leaf topper. Cut out the strawberry parts.
3. Score on the dotted lines, between each petal to the center point. And, punch a hole in the middle of each petal and in the middle of the leaf topper. See above photo.
4. Glue or add Sticky Strip along the tab and secure to the inside of the opposite petal to form a cone shape.
5. Weave, about a 10″ piece of ribbon or Baker’s Twine through the holes.
6. Gather up the petals and thread both tails of ribbon or twine up through the leaf topper. Tie a knot close to leaf topper and then another knot or bow for a hanger.
If you start with a bigger daisy, you can actually use these as small favor or gift boxes and fill them with candy or little trinkets. These strawberries are a good use for all your scraps of Designer Series Paper. They don’t have to be made from Real Red or Strawberry Slush only. Any color strawberry will look good and can be matched to any festivities you might be planning. Just think of the possibilities!
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