How to Make Cute DIY Fruit Costumes With Colorful Decorated Berets

Alicia Yanson
by Alicia Yanson
5 Materials
1 Hour

Who said you have to dress up as a witch or pumpkin this Halloween? I’m taking Halloween costumes to the cuter, sweeter side with these fruit-themed berets! Join me as I show you how to decorate a beret to look like fruit, which you can use to top a fun DIY fruit costume.

I’ll be showing you how to make strawberry, lemon, and kiwi DIY berets, so you can look unique at your next dress-up event. This project would also make for a great craft activity with friends or kids. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Berets
  • Various colored felt material
  • Fabric marker
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Strawberry beret

Cutting out the strawberry seeds in felt

1. Make the seeds

For the strawberry DIY beret, you’re going to need some white and green felt. Start by drawing 1cm (0.4-inch) circles on your white felt fabric. I made around 20, then cut them out. 

Drawing the strawberry leaves

2. Make the leaves

Now, make the leaves for the strawberry by tracing the shape on your green felt fabric and cutting it out. 

Thread the felt through the

3. Add to the DIY beret

Now, snip the middle of the leaves, and pass it through the top string of the beret, as shown. 

Placing the strawberry seeds on the beret

Next, place the white seeds on the border and then add more towards the center. 

Hot gluing the seeds and stem

Then, with a hot gun, glue down the seeds. Also, place some glue on the center of the stem. 

DIY fruit costume with a strawberry beret

We’re done; how cute does this "strawberet" look? I love this easy DIY beret idea. Top it off with a red outfit, and you’re good to go! 

Kiwi DIY beret

Drawing circles in the green felt

1. Cut the felt pieces

Lay the beret onto the green felt, and trace the diameter all around. Then, trace one inch inside the circle to make a smaller circle. 

Then, connect the markings. Cut the circle when you’re done. 

How to decorate a beret to look like fruit

To make the seeds, make one-inch wide circles, just as you did with the strawberry seeds. 

Cut out kiwi seeds

Then, cut them out. 

Cutting out white felt for the kiwi beret

Hand draw a circle from your white felt fabric; this will be for the kiwi center. Mine was about 2.5 inches in diameter.

Gluing the kiwi beret

2. Assemble your kiwi beret

Glue the white circle to the middle of the green one. 

Placing the kiwi seeds on the beret design

Then, place and glue little kiwi seeds around the white circle. 

Pinning the design to the beret

Next, pin it to the beret. The reason why I’m pinning it is that I’d really like to wear this beret on a normal day, so I don't want to make any permanent changes by gluing it down. 

DIY fruit costume with a kiwi beret

Here's the kiwi DIY beret! What do you think? I love the green colors, and it’s so fabulous! 

Lemon DIY beret

Drawing a green leaf for the lemon beret

1. Draw a leaf

This beret is the easiest of them all since the yellow beret already has that wild lemon color. All you need to do is draw a leaf from your green felt fabric. 

Making leaves out of green felt

Now, fold the felt fabric in half, and start by cutting a tiny rectangle at the bottom of the leaf. Then, proceed to cut the leaf out. Cut through both layers, so you land up with two leaves. 

Making fruit Halloween costumes with berets

This is what you should have. 

Making a DIY lemon beret

2. Assemble the DIY lemon beret

Now, wrap the middle, narrow part of the leaf cut out around the middle string of the beret. Then, glue both leaves together. 

DIY fruit costume with a lemon beret

DIY fruit costumes with berets tutorial

Simple and beautiful! I love how easy these fruit Halloween costumes are! Let me know in the comments below which is your favorite DIY fruit costume!

You can also get creative and create other fruit berets, such as watermelon, peach, or even a blueberry one! Thanks for joining me, and happy Halloween! 

Suggested materials:
  • Berets
  • Various colored felt material
  • Fabric marker
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  • Homie Homie on Oct 13, 2021

    I love a costume like this that shows you “dressed” for the holiday but is easy to wear and easy to remove (in case you don’t want to be a strawberry while you pay for your gas.) I’m definitely going to do this for Halloween this year! We’re still avoiding parties and bars due to Covid, but I’m looking forward to celebrating by visiting vaccinated friends. Thanks for sharing!

  • Mos30024631 Mos30024631 on Oct 15, 2021

    Love these!