With Apples in Season, I thought a little paper craft would be a fun way to celebrate. Also with back to school happening this time of year all things Apple are making me happy right now.
I love the combination of old vintage book paper and the layered look this 3D apple has together giving it great dimension.
I used this old Jane Austen book. This is a fun paper craft that anyone could make, because you don’t need a bunch of tools. Although you do need a sewing machine (that’s a big one). You could also try hand stitching too if you don’t have a sewing machine.
Here’s how to make it!
|step 1 – Tear out about 4 pages from an old book.|
|step 2 – The older the book the better.|
|step 3 – Fold one page of book paper in half and cut out a half of a small apple shape and then layer that shape back onto the page and repeat cutting a bigger size each time.|
|step 4 – Continue on with the layers 4 -5 times.|
|step 5 – For each layer, just fold over the folded edge with all the layers cutting a bigger size each layer.|
|step 6 – Try not to cut your thumb as you hold scissors in one hand and a camera in the other. 😉|
|step 7 – Gather up a bunch of paper scraps in apple colors: bright red and green apple.|
|step 8. Fold in half a fun red paper and repeat cutting a bigger layer.|
|step 9 – Add as many layers as you’d like, I did about four layers in red.|
|step 10 – for a nice touch, ink the edges with a small brown ink pad.|
|step 11 – Sew together the book pages and the red papers separately both with zigzag stitch.|
|step 12 – Glue both the layers together and add in some apple seeds, a brown stem and a leaf.|
Side note: Learn from my mistake: pay attention to the words on the inside layer, or you might end up with words like: blood, despair and SAVE YOURSELF!
Whoa! not quite the words I was hoping for. (LOL)
|step 13 – Make a second one with more appropriate words on the top layer.|
Ahhh…much better. 😉
|step 14 – Put your little decoration in a shadow box for all to see!|
That’s it. Isn’t it cute?! This is a fun one to make.
*Post originally published 11/10/2010 – sharing new for new readers