When it comes to sweet Halloween costumes, none is sweeter than a child dressed as a fruit! Learn how to make a DIY strawberry Halloween costume for a toddler that is not only affordable but also adorable using this step by step guide!
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Why a strawberry? I wanted to make use of the diy tutu I made for Brielle’s Christmas card photoshoot. It was so cute!! Exhibit A:
I brainstormed red costume ideas and a strawberry Halloween costume concept was born!
First off, let’s recap how easy it was to make the tutu:
Start with a stretchy adult headband as the main band. Cut lengths of tulle, fold in half and insert the loop inside a hole. Pull the ends through the loop and pull tight to attach the tulle. Repeat to create a full tutu!
- Red long sleeve t-shirt (bought at Walmart for only $3.88!)
- Felt (black, green – Hobby Lobby sells it $0.25 a sheet)
- Scissors (these are my favorite for cutting felt!)
- Needle and Thread
- Scrap paper
I made a rough template of a seed and a leaf with scrap paper and traced them on the felt. I think it was 8 green leaves and maybe 20 seeds (give or take). This next part is key… make the most use of your time! As a busy mom, trying to juggle my part time work at home, keeping up with the blog, raising my daughter and trying to have time for my husband, I have little time for the actual crafting part of things that I enjoy!
For this project, I packed myself a little Ziploc bag of all the pieces I needed including the cutest little sewing scissors from Derek’s Great Grandma (Nana). I brought this bag along with me on several car rides where I was a passenger and got to work sewing on my pieces. I apologize for the non DSLR photo here but I wanted to make sure to grab a shot of my “work station” (aka my lap) so my cell was the best I could do.
Sew the seeds on the shirt wherever you choose.
Here’s a close up shot on my leaf pieces sewn on with my lovely, uneven hand sewn stitching. I’m not the most beautiful, even sewer there is. You better not turn this thing inside out or you’ll see the ugliest stitching ever! But whatever, it works!
To finish the piece, I added some green felt around the top neckline.
Doesn’t she look cute?!
Paired with a pair of black leggings and an orange pumpkin bucket and she was all set to prance around the neighborhood look berry cute in her strawberry Halloween costume made by mom! :)
Curious what she wore the next year? She was a tiger along with her baby sister! Learn more on this almost no sew costume!
Year 3 she was a pig and yep I DIYed this costume too!
Year 4: Despicable Me Minions Halloween Costumes
Year 5: Trolls Halloween Costumes
Year 6: DIY Mermaid Costumes
Year 7: Pete the Cat Halloween Costume
Year 8: Luca made with a Hoodie!
Year 9: DIY Cheetah costume with her sister
So cute and such a simple fun idea.
Mallory Erickson says
How did you sew the green loops around the neckline? Thanks!
Spot of Tea Designs says
Hey Mallory! They are made of rectangles. Lay one on top of the petal and sew it at the top. Then fold it over and sew the other end on the inside of the head hole. I hope that makes sense. note that it makes it kinda tight with little stretch so make sure you have room to get their head in! If you make this, I’d love to see!! I’m always looking for more submissions to my annual Reader’s Feature.
Meli Gonzalez says
I cant sew, do you recommend a fabric glue that might be just as good? I cant find a cute blueberry costume for my baby and am going to use your strawberry idea, especially leaves and tutu as a guideline to make it into a blueberry. Makes sense
Spot of Tea Designs says
Sounds so cute Meli! I recently used Aleens Fabric Glue on a few no sew costume projects that worked out well. Good luck on costuming! I’d love to see it after you make it! :)
We recreated this costume for my 21 month old! Loved the tutorial, thank you!!!