Apple for the Teacher

 It's September and for me, it's officially Fall.  The kids will be going back to school (however that may look this year), the night air is getting crisp, and the apples are ripening in the orchards.  I decided to create an apple that will stay fresh forever. Yes, you guessed it, it started with a pattern and some reclaimed wood!  
I started drawing on a piece of paper and when I liked what I had, it was transferred to cardboard.  This may have been a cracker box or a 12 pack of beer.  Nothing goes to waste around here if I can help it!
Three pieces of wood were chosen and the pattern was traced on them with a pen.
My jigsaw made quick work of this one, so I actually cut out two apples.  Here's one of them:
You'll notice I stayed away from nails and any knots in the wood.  Each piece got a good sanding and then it was time for paint and some distressing with sandpaper.
After a quick spray of clear coat, the apple was complete.  
One thing I forgot to mention....I used some strips of wood from a yard sale to strap the apple together.
All ready for 'Back To School'!

Has Fall arrived in your neck of the woods?


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  1. I love it. You can take the teacher out the classroom, but...😉

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    1. Thank you, Patti. It seemed appropriate for September!

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  3. Adorable project and yes September is fall for me. NJ begins Apple picking season in September. I love the cooler and colder months, I kniw crazy but so true.

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. I love Fall too, it's just what comes after it I can't take!

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  4. This is a very cool project, and I am sure the teacher will love it.

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  5. This is a great idea and easy to follow tutorial, great as we are getting ready for school.

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    1. Thank you, Jasmine. I'm so glad you like it!

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  6. This is such a cute apple. Thanks for the tutorial. Visiting today from Tuesdays with a Twist. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you, Marielle. I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  7. Me gusta mucho esa gran manzana.
    Saludos

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    1. Thank you Lirtea. I'm so glad you like it!

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  8. Ann,
    Love this!! I have some apple items in my Kitchen as part of my Fall decorations...
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. This would fit right in, wouldn't it? Thanks for stopping by, Debbie!

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  9. Very cute idea and alternative to the scrapwood pumpkin for a cute fall porch vignette!

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    1. Yes, I needed to do something other than a pumpkin, Marie. Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Ann, I'll be featuring your cute scrapwood apple sign this weekend at the Snickerdoodle party!

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    3. Thank you so much, Marie. I'll be sure to stop by!

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  11. Such a cute idea! Thanks so much for the easy to follow tutorial.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. I'm glad you stopped by!

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  12. Great idea and tutorial! If you have time I would love for you to link up with us! https://theeverydayfarmhouse.com/embracing-home-and-family-link-party-7/

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  13. Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Each Hostess displays their own features so be sure to visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn. I'll be sure to stop by!

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  14. Lovely decoration for early fall! Thanks for sharing with Creative Compulsions.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. I needed something else before pumpkins!

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  15. Ann, I love your apple board. Its so adorable. Fall is such a lovely season. Thank you for sharing with Meraki Link Party. We hope to see you again.
    Naush

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    1. Thank you, Naush. I will certainly be back!

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  16. Great looking project. Glad you shared how you connected them because I was thinking wood glue. Thanks for visiting this week and sharing this adorable apple. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thank you, Donna. I always use screws for projects like this one. I like them nice and secure!

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  17. Cute apple project for back to school!

    Thanks for sharing and linking it up with us on the Embracing Home and Family link-up party. I hope you link-up with us again tomorrow!

    -Cherelle

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