So yesterday we were going to post you all a Sneaker Sunday tutorial on doing something very awesome with plain white sneakers but due to unexpected technical problems it will have to wait until next week. Sorry!

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

To make up for though it I’ve got a week of really cool posts coming up though and I’m planning to update my shop very soon with new deco items and make some other changes to the site to make it easier to find older tutorials etc 🙂

While Celeste was in Singapore recently she picked me up some goodies! One of the things was this little craft kit on how to make a little strawberry tart thingy.

Obviously I can’t take any credit for making this tutorial because I was just following their instructions. Full credit goes to the original company but as I took photos while I was making it I though you might find it interesting anyway ^_^  You can find most of the materials around the house and you can easily substitute anything you like.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

It will end up like this:

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

What you need:

  • 3 circles of felt, light brown, dark brown and pink
  • 1 semi circle of felt, red
  • 1 rectangle of red/brown felt
  • Green felt for the top of the strawberry
  • Matching thread
  • Stuffing
  • 2 circles of cardboard the same size you want the base of your tart to be.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Start with the squishy pink inside. Get your thread and using a running stitch go around the outside of the circle a couple of mm from the edge. Don’t tie it off.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Pull the thread so it all crimps up.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Shove stuffing inside.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Add one of your cardboard pieces on top.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Pull tight as you can so it looks like this… Then tie it off and put it to the side.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Now let’s make the chocolate shell thingy. Get your two brown circles and thread.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Sew them in the same way as the pink part.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Put the other cardboard circle in the middle to act as a base.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Pull the thread tight so it comes up around the cardboard like this and tie it off.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Put the pink thingy inside. You can glue it if you want or stitch in place.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Now get your redish brown rectangle.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Roll it into a tube.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Using a dark brown thread you should tie it at one end and then spiral down to the other. Tie it off and hide the ends inside.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Strawberry time!

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Stitch little white lines in the pattern shown below…

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Fold the felt in half and then sew from the point to the top using a blanket stitch.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Flip it inside out.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Stuff that strawberry!

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Running stitch around the top and pull it tight to close it off.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Cut out a little green leaf part and stitch it on top. I personally think the strawberry looks a little skinny and sickly so if I was to make it again I would probably go with 3/4 of a circle instead of 1/2 of one. Also I think I would use a different shape for the leaves so they sit down in a cuter way.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

Stick it all together either with glue or thread and you’re finished.

Strawberry Tart Tutorial

This little yummy treat can be added to a different base depending on what you want it to be in the end. The pack included a magnet but I’m thinking I might want to put it on a hair accessory ^_^

Tomorrow I have a very special post (hopefully)… I’m only going to give you one clue though… I’m going to take you on a trip somewhere very special 😀