Wednesday, August 22, 2012


An Apple for Teacher 
(or you, too!)
After gathering and saving our lavender this summer, we've made these to give to teachers. Our bounty is growing with these versatile beauties: they can hang on a door handle, sit on a desk or be slipped in a drawer.  I hope I can convince the kids to keep one for us, too!

Natural fiber fabric for Apple and leaves
Scissors (Pinking sheers, preferable)
Coordinating thread
Dried Lavender
decorative ribbon
circle template

Cut one circle for the apple. Stitch a running stitch around the edge of the apple. This stitch will be pulled to gather the shape at the end, so make the stitches quite long and keep enough length at the ends of the thread. Once the stitching is complete, gently begin to gather the edges by pulling the stitch until the apple looks like a bowl. At this time, fill the fabric circle with lavender. Carefully, pull and tighten the stitches and close the now circular, apple, shape. Stitch the top of the apple closed so that  no lavender can escape. Sew the leaves on securely. Thread the heavier cord on needle and pull through the top, securing it and your apple should be complete. If you prefer an apple that is more narrow at the bottom. Gather 3 small tucks around the bottom and carefully stitch these in matching thread.

These are perfect hanging on a door handle or scenting a drawer.

Apple Necklace (not pictured)
Apple for Teacher Gift Wrap with present
Female handprint card
Male Handprint card

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  1. These are darling! All teachers would love them.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you! I like both that these are handmade and the flexibility in these.

  3. This is such a cute idea! Wish I had one! I love lavender. :)

    1. Thank you! They're easy to make. Next: green apples in linen...

  4. So lovely... We did a similar thing with tomatoes - strange but true! My girls would love this though and I can see a use for it as a Princess party keepsake!
    We love celebrating classy craft at our place:
    Best wishes,

  5. Quina forma mes senzilla i maca de fer bosses d'olor. Un dia d'aquest probare de fer-ne.


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