DIY Strawberry Costume

Heads up. Let’s keep it real, if you want to make this exact DIY Strawberry Costume, it’s sort of time-consuming especially if you’re sewing this by hand. But I have a couple of shortcuts for you if you’re on a time crunch. I love this costume because it’s not hindering to your productivity (you can still move around your arms and legs) but it’s still super festive.

I roped my friend Nancy into being a banana with me but next year I’m going to make my whole friend group do the DIY Fruit Costumes with me.


1 red t-shirt
1 fabric covered headband
2 sheets of yellow felt
2 sheets of green felt
Yellow thread
Green thread
A sewing needle
1 safety pin
Fabric scissors

DIY Strawberry Costume


To make the hat: 

  1. Cut 8 large 6” leaves out of the green felt. Cut one 2 inch heart out of the green felt.
    DIY Strawberry Costume
  2. Sew the leaves together with the ends pointed out.
    DIY Strawberry Costume
  3. Using the heart, top the center of the leaves. This will not only clean up the look of your hat but also hold the structure of your hat together.
    DIY Strawberry Costume
  4. Using the layer of fabric on top of the headband, attach the leaves to the band by sewing the leaves into the fabric of the band.
    Easy version: Use a hot glue gun and glue the leaves to the headband. 

To make the shirt: 

  1. Cut about 15 yellow tear drop shapes out of the yellow felt. This will act as your “seeds.”
  2. Use the safety pin to secure the placement of the seeds to your shirt.
  3. Using the yellow thread, stitch the seeds to the shirt and intersperse them all over.
    DIY Strawberry Costume
  4. Try not to make them too evenly spaced out so that your strawberry costume has more of a natural look.
    DIY Strawberry Costume
    Easy version: Using the hot glue gun, you can glue the seeds to the shirt. But go easy on the glue!

DIY Strawberry Costume

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