A seed hidden in the heart of an apple
is an orchard invisible. ~ Welsh Proverb
Thank you so, so much for your very sweet comments about my apple orchard of projects during the My Favorite Things Teaser days (here: Noble Apple). Because so many of you asked, I have a tutorial on how to make three-dimensional apples. But first I have a new little card to show you, just because this Pure Innocence Little Gardner set is so stinkin’ cute. Do you dig it?! (Sorry, bad pun I just couldn’t resist.) I thought this little doll would fit in perfectly in the Farmer’s Market, carrying her precious find. Here’s the clean and simple inside.
Finished size 4-1/4″ by 5-1/2″. Other ingredients: Memento Dye Ink, Crate Paper Farmhouse 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Ranger Rock Candy Distress Stickles. I’m adding another apple to the orchard today, a whole, unsliced apple. Here are instructions on how to make a whole apple, followed by instructions and what other supplies you might need to make a half, sliced apple.
- Red Delicious Die-Namic
- Red or Green cardstock to make the apple (1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ for a half-apple)
- Scraps of Kraft or Green paper for the leaves.
- Scrap of paper for tag
- Hemp Twine
- Kraft Button
- A wet glue that dries clear
Not included in the photo:
- Die-cut machine (Evolution, Big Shot, Cuttlebug, etc.)
- Scoring tool and bone folder
- Blueprints 2 Die-namic for tag
- Birthday Sentiments for tag sentiment
- Glue gun
I like the look of corrugated paper for texture, but you can use plain card stock and/or run your card stock through a paper crimper.
Step by Step
Step 1. Using the Red Delicious Die-namic, cut out 24 to 30 apples out of the red or green cardstock. The more apples you cut out and adhere together, the fuller your apple will be. Also cut out four leaves, two from each of each size provided with the Red Delicious Die-namic set. Step 2. From the four leaves you cut out earlier, adhere the leaves back to back, so you have two, two-sided leaves, one small and one larger. Step 3. Sponge craft ink along the edges for extra dimension. Step 4. Score the apples in half on your scoring tool. Since the apples are 3″ wide, you can score at 1-1/2″. Step 5. Fold the apples in half so that the side that will be showing when your apple is finished is on the inside of the fold. For my apples, the corrugated side of the apples are facing inside. Step 6. Add glue to one half of the folded apple and adhere another apple half on top. This is what it looks like after you’ve adhered two of the apples together. Step 7. Adhere half of the apples together and then set it aside. Step 8. Start from two apples again. Adhere the rest of your apples together. Now you have two apple halves. Step 9. Adhere your leaves inside one apple half. Step 10. Coat the stick with wet glue starting from one inch from the top of the stick, all the way around and to the bottom of the stick. I used a glue gun because the glue is positional and dries quickly. Step 11. Moving quickly, adhere the second half of your apple to the first half of the apple and pinch the papers around the stick, so that each fold touches and is adhered to the stick. Step 12. Embellish your apple stem with hemp cord, a Kraft button, and a tag made with the Blueprints 2 Die-namics and Birthday Celebrations sentiment, Sweet. And now . . . . for sliced apples.
For a Half, Sliced Apple, you’ll need the same supplies as above except:
- Only one sheet of 12″ x 12″ red or green paper instead of two
- A scrap of at least 4″ x 4″ of Kraft, Natural or other light-colored paper for the apple slice.
- Scraps of Navy, Brown, Black or any dark paper for seeds.
- DMC Embroidery Floss and needle
- Ranger Antique Linen Distress Stickles
Step by Step
Step 1. Using the Red Delicious Die-namic, cut out at 12 to 15 apples out of the red or green cardstock. Also cut out four leaves, two from each of each size provided with the Red Delicious Die-namic set and one apple out of the Kraft, Natural or other light-colored card stock. Steps 2 through 6. Follow Steps 2 through 6 above. Adhere the leaves together and ink them with Kraft ink. Score and fold the red or green apples in half. Adhere all the apples together to make half of an apple. Do NOT score and fold the light colored apple. Step 7. Embellish the light colored apple anyway you like.
- Use a paper piercer to pre-punch holes and then hand-sew a seam around the inside of the apple with two strands of DMC embroidery floss (Ecru).
- Add Distress Stickles to the outer most edge of the apple.
- Add seeds using the template below (resize them as needed).
Step 8. Adhere your leaves inside one apple half. Step 9. Coat the stick with wet glue starting from one inch from the top of the stick, all the way around and to the bottom of the stick. Step 10. Adhere the natural-color, embellished apple slice to the half apple, lining it up with the edges of the other apple slices. Step 11. Embellish your apple stem with hemp cord, a Kraft button, and a tag made with the Blueprints 2 Die-namics and Birthday Celebrations sentiment, Sweet. Be sure to visit the My Favorite Things Blog to see the new feature, “Release Rewind” . . . one more review of all the Brand Spankin’ New toys being released this month with amazing projects created by the designers.Pin It