Oh how adorable this sign is. I can almost smell how sweet those strawberries are! I saw a similar inspiration online, and it was just so cute, so I wanted to re-create it. I hand embroidered every single strawberry, but it was worth it! I went on YouTube to learn how to do a French knot. I am currently working on my section of the blog that will outline all of the stuff I’m researching and doing daily to work on MYSELF! I will start doing a daily entry into my own personal journal, and update the blog weekly for all of you to follow to see my failures and SUCCESSES! I really hope that this article finds you all Safe, Healthy and HAPPY!!! *hugs*
First I started with a clean craft space by having my lap table covered with postage paper. Then I gathered all the supplies I would need. I used a small sign I bought at Dollar General for $1.00. It measures 6 inches x 6 inches. I made a strawberry pdf. and printed it out for an outline. (It’s on the bottom of the page if you would like it as well) I also used red and green “easy felt”. I used white Waverly chalk paint, white embroidery thread and white pom pom trim. I also used buffalo check ribbon. I also used various other supplies such as embroidery needle, needle threader, paint brush, hot glue gun, scissors, pen and a heat gun.
First thing that I did was cut out my strawberries on my pdf file. I traced the bottom part on the red felt 8 times, and the stem on the green felt 8 times. then I wrote a small “T” at the top of each strawberry bottom, so I wouldn’t forget where the top of the strawberry was. I cut the tops of the strawberries out. (The stems) I used white embroidery thread, and watched YouTube to learn how to do a French Knot. I kept all of my strawberries still on the felt, and just embroidered one at a time before cutting the thread off on the back of each one. If you don’t want to do this, you could just use a white paint pen, and make dots on the strawberries would be my guess. (I have not tried this) I just wanted the look of the thread. After I finished all the strawberries, I used some hot glue on the back of each strawberry, just to secure the thread.
Next, I painted the sign white. It took 2 coats. I used my heat gun between coats to make sure it was dry between coats. Then I cut out all of the strawberry bottoms, and attached the tops with hot glue. after they all dried, I put them on the sign in a way that I thought looked nice and attached them with hot glue. I put the white pom pom border all around the edges with hot glue, and added the buffalo check ribbon at the top in a bow, and just used hot glue to create a hangar with it as well.
- Blank Wood Board 6 inches by 6 inches – $2.49 (you can get this cheaper with your 40% off coupon) https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Painting-Surfaces/Wood/Craft-Utility-Wood—6%22-x-6%22/p/26323
- Felt in Red and Green – Hobby Lobby – $0.59 each https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Basic-Crafts/Felt/Red-Stiffened-Felt-Sheet/p/25156
- White Embroidery Thread – Hobby Lobby – $0.56 https://www.hobbylobby.com/search/?text=white+embroidery+floss&quickview=106200
- Chalk Paint – White Waverly – Walmart – $1.67 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Waverly-Inspirations-2-Fl-Oz-No-Prep-Matte-Chalk-Acrylic-Paint/125056172?selected=true
- Pompom Trim – Amazon – $10.95 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077SRVQVW/ref=sspa_dk_detail_3?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B077SRVQVW&pd_rd_w=mMjAR&pf_rd_p=48d372c1-f7e1-4b8b-9d02-4bd86f5158c5&pd_rd_wg=r0CKP&pf_rd_r=8S3QPK8HDGQ8ZEE4KQ4N&pd_rd_r=9dd34dad-6477-4bef-91eb-a2661bde7d6d&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyN0xRS0o2V0tSSEJXJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTYzODc2M0pRRE9FQUJMVzBZWiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMjk1Njk5Q1VLMVJLRU9MNkJLJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
- Buffalo Check Ribbon – Hobby Lobby – $1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/search/?text=buffalo+check+ribbon&quickview=80952868