Hello! Amanda from Popper & Mimi here today and I’m so excited that school has officially started! Today I am sharing a fun way for your kids to greet their new teachers this year.
My kids are always a little nervous to meet their new teachers so I created a fun and inexpensive project to help them break the ice.
Paper apples are easy to make and only require a piece of patterned paper or cardstock. I used patterned paper from Pebbles’ Home+Made, Back to School, and Birthday Wishes collections. Using a variety of patterned paper adds a bit of extra charm to each individual apple.
Each apple is topped with a real twig and is about 3″ tall, making it even more life-like.
To begin making each apple, cut 12 apples from a single piece of 12″x12″ paper. Choose a die, cut file, or pattern that is symmetrical. I used my die cutting machine to cut and score the apples at the same time. Head on over to my blog for a brief tutorial on how to add a score line to a cut file.
Fold each apple in half and apply dry adhesive to one side of each apple slice.
Adhere the apple slices together until you have formed a little stack of apple slices. Apply additional adhesive to the top piece, open up the apple, and adhere the slices together forming a complete apple.
Once adhered together, your apple should have a little hole in the middle. Place a little twig in the middle to create a little apple stem.
Cut leaves from patterned paper and place them between the apple layers.
Embellish the top of the apple with a sticker or other fun embellishment. Now your new teacher has a fun decoration to place on his or her desk for the entire school year.
HOMEMADE DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK 12″X12″ LOVE SEAT
BACK TO SCHOOL DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK 12″X12″ RULERS
BIRTHDAY WISHES DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK 12″X12″
GARDEN PARTY CARDMAKING PAPER PAD
GARDEN PARTY CARDSTOCK STICKERS
BACK TO SCHOOL CARDSTOCK STICKERS 5.5″X12″ TEACHER PHRASE
HOMEMADE CARDSTOCK STICKERS 6″X12″ 2/SHEETS PHRASE & ACCENT
Mendi Yoshikawa says
These turned out super cute Amanda! Love your use of the twig for a real stem! 🙂
nancy mitoraj says
Love this idea looks easy to do
Cardstock Shop says
Great idea for a beautiful gift that will last all year round! We will be sharing your project on our Facebook page, hope that is okay! Thanks for sharing.
I love this. Can you tell me where you got your apple cut file? Thanks
Natalie, you can email Amanda Coleman at [email protected], and she can tell you where she got her cut file. Thanks!
– Shelly from the Pebbles Team