28 April 2014

Wooden strawberries

These little guys sold out pretty quickly at the craft fair I had a stall at! They were pretty easy to make, too. They started off life as simple wooden balls, the sort you get to put among your clothes to deter moths!

I drilled a hole in the top of each so I could insert a piece of kebab-skewer as the stem. To make sure they would stay upright, I rubbed each one on a piece of sandpaper to create a flattened area. It's fun because you can have them all leaning at slightly different angles.

I gave them a coat of paint and added the details with a fine brush. I used a piece of patterned paper on each  as a leaf, and coated it with a gloss medium. I added a small flower and some stamens.

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