DIY Strawberry Costume
Need a last-minute costume idea? This DIY Strawberry Costume is perfect! Use your die-cut machine and these cute MGL cut files to transform your kiddos (or yourself) into a yummy strawberry!
From the easily weed-able HTV strawberry seeds you’ll be applying to a shirt to the no-sew felt headpiece, you can have a custom costume completely finished in under an hour!
DIY Strawberry Costume
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Cut Files Used:
- Cricut Maker
- Rotary Blade + Housing
- Fabric Grip Mat
- StandardGrip Mat
- Weeding Tool
- True control knife
- Needle Nose Pliers w/ wire cutter
- Mini easy press
- Easy press mat
- Lynn Lilly Glue Gun
- Red onesie
- White HTV
- Benzie Zucchini Felt
- Benzie Fern Felt
- Benzie Kelly Felt
- Poly Fiber Fill
- Florist Wire
- Import cut files
- Ungroup the strawberry seed cut file and delete the outline layer
- Size and duplicate the remaining whole seed layer enough times to fill your onesie/shirt nicely. (Our seeds on our onesie were 1/2″ and duplicate for a total of 3 layers)
- Click make it and cut each mat with the correct material setting and blade. (Benzie felt is cut with a rotary blade and on the wool felt material setting on the fabric Grip mat. HTV is cut shiny side down on the standard Grip mat with a fine point blade. Make sure to mirror your image you are cutting from the HTV)
- When cuts are complete, weed HTV
- Use a true control knife to cut around each seed making it possible to place each individual seed on your onesie/shirt
- After seeds are placed, heat mini easy press to second temperature setting and place easy press mat undergarment. Apply heat to the HTV so that transfer can occur.
- Allow HTV to cool and remove the HTV carrier sheet
- Working on the felt headpiece, use hot glue to glue the long side and one short side of the rectangular stem piece.
- Use a wire cutter to cut florist wire to twice the length of the stem.
- Fold the wire in half and twist.
- Place twisted wire in glued stem and then fill the stem with poly fiber fill until nice and fluffy.
- Pinch/fold the bottom of the stem in a cross-like shape and hot glue to the center of the felt circle
- Place a small amount of glue at the base of each felt leaf and pinch until the glue is dried to create a puckered/3d effect with leaves.
- Arrange leaves on the felt circle around the base of the stem. Hot glue leaves to the base.
- Once dry, bend the wire in the stem to create a cute curved stem.
- Attach the finished strawberry top to an elastic, a headband, or a hair clip.
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