The “12 Strawberry Projects for Spring and Summer” blog post came about when I was looking for the painted design on the Hand Painted Strawberry Cutting Board. I typed “strawberry” in the search box and couldn’t believe how many posts popped up! Do you tend to use the same themes over and over? Strawberries are one of my favorite symbols for spring and summer. We went strawberry picking every year when the kids were little, and even when they were older. There’s just something special about a basket of strawberries or a fresh strawberry pie sitting on the counter!
Strawberry Sewing Projects
When I first began Love My Little Cottage blog, it was an eclectic mix for a few years. I’ve always liked sewing. I don’t like it as much as painting, but I do enjoy it as a creative outlet. Over a period of 4-5 years, I gradually niched down to a painting/artist blog. If you’re in the same situation, and you’re feeling unsure as to which direction you need to go, just relax, you will center on the right area in due time. Sometimes you have to do things for a while to figure out what you really want to write about/make and what you do NOT want to spend your time doing.
The Strawberry Garden Flag was written as a guest post on another blog. My recommendation is, do not write guest posts for other blogs. Hold on to your own work and intellectual property at all times, unless you are selling it for a good price. Even then, exercise caution. Most guest posts are not paid, but offer more traffic to your blog, etc. If you would like to read a tutorial for a similar flag, go to Make A Sunflower Garden Flag.
The Hand Tacked Strawberry Mug Rug is one of my favorite sewing projects! I use it every year when I decorate the house for late spring after Easter.
Strawberry Home Decor
The Strawberry Wreath was simple and fun. I ordered strawberry floral picks from Amazon and paired them with some eucalyptus leaves and a wooden wreath I found at Goodwill.
The Strawberry Patch Coffee Station was one of many I created when we were in the little cottage. I usually included themed coffee cups, vintage cream and sugar sets, and handmade swags and mats like the ones in the picture.
Strawberry Painting Projects
The Strawberry Cutting Board was something that happened by accident. I was creating a post for a craft de-stash challenge, and had to make something with things I already had. It was one of the early painting tutorials I wrote on my journey to recognizing and owning the artist inside.
The Berry Special Mom Mini Wood Block Sign was something I made recently in a group of Spring Mini Wood Block Signs.
In How to paint Abstract Food and Flowers, there are tutorials for painted sunflowers, bumble bees, strawberries, and hearts. I tend to gravitate toward the same painting subjects time after time. It’s no surprise that the strawberry would be a favorite theme.
Painted Watering Cans are one of the big products in my Etsy Shop. The Rustic Strawberry Cherry Watering Can was inspired by a piece of fabric with small-print strawberries and cherries.
Strawberry Dessert Recipes
The No Bake Strawberry Shortcake recipe has a crunchy graham cracker crust topped with layers of pudding, strawberries, and whipped cream. If you like banana pudding, you’ll enjoy this strawberry version.
Strawberry Shortcake Halloween Costumes
I’ve always loved Strawberry Shortcake dolls! Growing up, my girls had a whole box of them. The Strawberry Shortcake and Angel Cake Halloween Costumes were precious. The girls and I prefer the 2003 version of Strawberry and her friends. We took our cues from videos and dolls from that era to make our Strawberry Shortcake and Angel Cake Halloween Costumes.
I hope you were inspired by 12 Strawberry projects for Spring and Summer. Leave a comment and let me know if you’ve made a strawberry project recently!
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