OK, I know we’ve only just hardly hit Spring time, BUT .. my head is gearing up for summer already!! Call it wishful thinking with the cold weather we’ve been having!! The “Cottontail Cafe” bunny bar in our kitchen has gone (if you missed it, you can head to my blog post here!). Soon to be replaced by .. Fields of Strawberries!!
Yup, strawberries, sugar and plenty of cream!! (I’ll let you into a secret – I don’t actually like cream, but my family will have something to say about that!!)
Why strawberries you ask? Well .. I picked up this mini strawberry jug in the sale last year (perfect for the cream I don’t like 😉 ) and figured I’d create my summer theme around it. Besides, it makes a change from the lemons I see everywhere 😉
Making your own sign is SO easy, especially with this free printable. Just download, cut to size and add to a sign. Or, if you want to keep it super-simple, pop into a picture frame!
what i used for my strawberries themed sign
I bought my strawberry picks in our local shop called “The Factory Shop”. However, if you can’t find them in your local shop, you could use these strawberries from Amazon, combined with some greenery. Or Ebay do these.
I used an old mini tray I was no longer using. Look for similar items in second hand shops, charity shops, boot sales. Alternatively, use an old plate, or a large wood slice. Even this sign from The Range would be perfect!
Basically, I cut my scrapbook paper to size to cover the inside of the tray. Add a layer of Mod Podge to the bottom of the tray and place the cut paper on top. Smooth it down so it’s nicely stuck down.
Print your strawberry printable and cut to the required shape/size. An oval shaped dish did the trick to trace the shape I wanted and cut to size.
I made this little cutie on a Facebook Live, which you can catch here.
I used some hot glue to attach the printable to the background. Using the hot glue gave it a slightly raised feel which I kinda like. If you want it completely smooth I would use Mod Podge to stick this down.
As I’m using it as a little sign, rather than a tray I’m not too worried about protecting it with a layer of Mod podge. It’s not going to get any wear and tear.
Adding some more strawberries!
I used my two picks with strawberries to “drape” around the top of the tray. I didn’t even take them apart – I just cut off the main stem and hot glued those beauties straight onto the tray. Use hot glue to “manipulate” where you want them to be.
One lonely little strawberry came off, but it was perfect just hot glued to the bottom of the tray. So this is what it looked like on it’s own, before adding some of my accessories.
By the way, If you can’t find the picks, check out this GORGEOUS strawberry ribbon!! You could use this instead to create a bow on the frame instead of the strawberries.
finding some accessories!
My strawberries theme was obviously meant to be!! I popped into one of our local shops today and found these gorgeous strawberry baubles!!
I mean, what are the chances?? “Not on the High Street” do the exact same ones here! I absolutely love them. They finish off the theme perfectly!
I took the little strings off (my kids have forbidden me to use them as Christmas baubles .. yeah .. we’ll see about that!! 😉 ..)
Talk about putting the “straw” in strawberry 🙂 – their colour just goes perfectly with this little display!
I’ve no-where near finished creating our lemonade corner, but I’m already loving the vibe!!
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