How To: Needle Felted Fruit – Strawberry

How to needlefelt a Strawberry - play food craft - mypoppet.com.au

Last week I showed you how to make a Needle Felted Kiwi fruit for fun pretend food play. This week you can add to your felt fruit collection with this cute little strawberry. Make one or a whole punnet of felted strawberries in assorted hues.

These little Strawberries are very easy to make and a good place to start if you are new to needle felting. They are very decorative and would look very sweet as a Christmas ornament too, just add a hanging loop from the top.

If you aren’t familiar with the technique of needle felting check out this post – Needle Felting Basics

You will need:

I’ve linked the supply list above to some suppliers on Etsy – (affiliate links)

 How to Needle Felt a Strawberry:

How to needlefelt a Strawberry - play food craft - mypoppet.com.au

1. To make the basic shape, take a small ball of red roving and start needling to form a small conical shape. Add layers of roving and keep needling until you are happy with your shape.

How to needlefelt a Strawberry - play food craft - mypoppet.com.au

2. To make the leafy stalk, take a small amount of green roving and needle it in the center to hold its form. Pull out and twist the loose fiber on the edges into 5 points. Finish by needling each point into a leaf shape.

How to needlefelt a Strawberry - play food craft - mypoppet.com.au

3. Join the 2 parts, start by deep needling the leaves in the center to the base, then work the needle around the edges of the leaves.

4. Finally to tidy up any stray fibers, give the strawberry a ‘surface needle’ (rub the needle across the surface).

You’re done!

If you enjoyed this project you may also want to make a Needle Felted Kiwi Fruit or a Needle Felted Pear.

Enjoy!

DIY felt play food - Strawberry & Kiwi - mypoppet.com.au

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