CRAFTED by Alex ::: Fall Apple Garland

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Today's craft?  This adorable apple garland!

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Now let's DIVE IN!  Take it away Alex!


Last September our apple picking season was cut short due to a severe lack of apple crops in our area. So this year I am making sure that we get out in the first week that they're available. In honor of my unhealthy obsession with the season of Fall, I thought it would be fun to do a paper craft for some fall decor that didn't involve pumpkins for once (I love Halloween so needless to say that almost never happens).

What you'll need:

- red bristol board
- twigs
- red yarn
- green fabric of your choice
- scissors
- staples
- yarn needle

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Start by sketching out a small apple shape at the bottom of your bristol board
Cut that out and that'll be your stencil.

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Then cut out several rows of your bristol board. I was doing 5 apples per garland piece so I cut out 30 apples.

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Fold it in 3, trace your apple stencil and cut out the shapes. This saves you major cutting time.

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Layer 3 apple cut outs on top of each other.

Now you have 2 options. 
1) sew up the middle of the apple or 2) get your time saving stapler and staple them down the middle.

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Next cut out some 'leaves' out of your green fabric. I used an old pair of shorts.

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Now thread your yarn needle with your yard through the 2 leaves and leave the two leaves on the far end of the piece of yarn. 
Then poke a hole through the top part of the apple (approx 1 cm down) and loop your yarn through it twice.

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Then tie it up leaving only a small 'hoop' of yarn. 
Then break off a piece of a twig and slide it into your yarn. The yarn does a great job of holding the twigs in place.

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Unfold your apples...

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Then thread with whatever garland string of your choice. I used twine.

Now. How about them apples?

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ALEX!  I LOVE IT!!!  brilliant!!

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Adorable!! (And hard to resist showing off my command of Goodwill Hunting quotes.)
Storypiece said…
I love the little twig accent! Very cute and another brilliant craft you can do with your little people.
How did you even come up with this?? So smart and so cute!
What was that? Why yes you can make one for me!