A bowl or basket full of fresh, bright green Granny Smith apples makes for lovely fall decor. Although, if you have kids in the house, it is inevitable that they will take one bite out of each apple and just leave it sitting there. One way I hope to thwart the nibbling this year is to make apples out of paper.
The apples are still bright and cheery and would look fantastic on a table. The paper apples were super easy to make. Here's how I did it:
1. Die cut 12 shapes to make one whole fruit. Choose a shape that is perfectly symmetrical.
TIP: Vary the shape and size of each apple using die cutting software. Cut each apple no more than 3" wide so you can get 12 die cuts from a single sheet of paper.
2. Score and fold each die cut and apply adhesive to one side.
3. Adhere all of the folded die cuts together, creating a little stack.
4. Apply adhesive to the top piece of the stack and adhere to the back piece.
5. Lastly, add twigs for stems and arrange in a bowl or basket.
This technique would also work for any other type of symmetrical fruit or veg. You could make pumpkins, oranges, pears, etc.
You can find the tutorial for the paper bowl HERE. I started with a 9"x9" piece of paper and scored 1.5" all the way around.
May your fall be warm and snuggly!
Supplies: Sweet Tooth Collection, 1559 Sour Cherry, 1560 Sprinkles; Splendor collection, 1680 Letter Tiles; Bonjour collection, 1541 Paris Je T'Aime, 1535 Bouquet, 1538 Les Fleurs; Country Charm collection, 1513 Tiny Floral Border, 1512 Sweet Floral; Cricut Create a Critter cartridge