Make Some of the Fruits of Fall #Craft 6

fruitsMake Some of the Fruits of Fall

#Craft #TBCCrafters

This year is going by so fast.  It’s amazing to the see the trees changing color already and have those smells that you know are Fall in the stores.  The apple trees here on the mountain are almost ready for picking and it’s always fun to see the kids in the area making apple cider or applesauce with them.  Here’s a poem I found online that I thought fit perfectly with this time of year:

A little red apple
Hung high in a tree
I looked up at it
And it looked down at me
“Come down, please” I called
And what do you suppose—
That little red apple
Dropped right on my nose!

Since Fall is here, and it’s my favorite time of year, I wanted to make something that always seems to remind me of the season – apples!  Not only that, but you can even use this as a gift for your favorite teacher or friend!!  They are super easy to make, and I think the hardest part was washing the bottles!! 🙂

I hope you like it.  Please leave a comment below on who you might give one to, and be sure to share it using the options to the left.

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“Fruits of Fall” Craft

Materials Needed:
  • (2) Plastic Bottles
  • Scissors
  • Red Tissue Paper or Shredded Paper
  • Artificial Leaves & Florist Tape
  • Something to Put Inside
  • & Time 

Instructions for Fruits of Fall Craft:

Start by making sure your bottles have been cleaned, and are completely dry.  When ready, mark about 2.5-3″ from where the bottle begins to curve at the bottom, and cut each one around that area.  If you have a larger gift that you want to put inside, cut it a bit bigger – just remember, the larger it gets, the less it looks like an apple.  When finished, you should have (2) separate pieces about the same size.  If there seems to be any sharp pieces on the edges where you cut, be sure to sand those or file them down, for safety. 
Now you can fill the bottom piece with some tissue or shredded paper, or whatever you have decided to use to fill, as well as your gift card, candy or gift(s).
Using the tip of your scissors or craft knife, poke a hole in the middle of the piece that you’re using for the top.  This will turn into a place to insert your stem, when you’re ready. *Be Careful!* 
Once you have that pierced, you can begin to create the top part of the apple.  Remove some leaves, and a stem off of a piece of artificial flowers. This will be used for the topper of the bottle (apple).  Use some pliers to bend the wire over to make a larger stem.
Now, using some floral tape, wrap up the stem to make it seem like one piece and not the two bent together.
Add the “stem” that you just wrapped with floral tape to the leaves, to give it a bit more of a realistic apple look.

Next, just insert the stem into the top piece of the “apple.”


Add some more of the red tissue paper or shredded paper to the top piece.  Close up both sides of the “apple,” and you’re ready to go!!


You can always just make these as a table or shelf decoration for around your home, etc.  I hope you like it!!  Be sure to share this via Twitter, Pinterest or other social media channels.

“Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you the autumn rains…” -Joel 2:23

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Gladys Parker
6 years ago

Those are really cute! I messaged my daughter the link so she will check them out and maybe help my grandchildren make them. They always give their teachers lil gift cards at Christmas. Thanks for the directions!

Erica Shurter Photography

cute! 🙂 good job!

10 years ago

Wow you make it look so easy, and it’s super cute! I am waiting for motivation to make some Halloween decor.