Beautifully bright red, this small shatterproof berry looks beautifully ripe—a prime pick for the Christmas tree.
We’ve got just the thing for a starter tree: a box of handmade ornaments so delectable, they’ll conjure visions of sugarplums. And because they’re crafted from shatterproof spun cotton—coated in craft paint, then glitter—you can gift a full set knowing they’ll stand the test of time (and pets, and toddlers).
1 spun-cotton strawberry (Pictured: Smile Mercantile spun-cotton strawberry, $5 for 8, smilemercantile.etsy.com.)
Bright red craft paint
Bright red and black glitter
Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
Gold-filled wire, for hanging (Fire Mountain Gems 12-karat-gold-filled wire, $6.50 for 5 ft., firemountaingems.com.)
Paint strawberry with craft paint; let dry. Apply craft glue with a paintbrush, then sprinkle with bright-red glitter; let dry.
Apply little dots of craft glue all over strawberry, then apply black glitter to glue dots with finger. Let dry.
Cut out a four-pointed star shape from green paper. Affix to top of strawberry with hot glue.
Poke hole in strawberry through center of green paper with wire. Remove wire, apply a spot of craft glue to end, reinsert, and let dry.