Is there any other fruit on Earth as wholesome as an apple? In season all year long, apples can be baked into pies, tarts, strudels, stewed, steamed, made into juice, or apple sauce, eaten raw and so much more.
One of my favorite things to craft with are everyday objects, ones that everyone can recognize and doing something different with them. Take these apple stamps for example. They’re super easy, super adorable and can be used with any kind of paint to match the material you’ll be stamping on.
I chose to apple stamp some plain brown craft paper bags. Perfect for gifts, school lunches or for going apple picking in the orchard, these apple stamped bags are to die for.
Creating these apple-stamped paper gift bags is simple. In fact, you can do it in 3 easy steps.
Step 1: Cut the apple in half length wise.
I chose an apple that wasn’t perfectly round, I loved the slight heart shape of this one.
Step 2: Apply the Paint. Liberally.
I used a sponge brush and slathered on the paint, covered the entire surface of the apple, including the stem but not the whole in the core.
Step 3: Stamp onto the bag
As you might see in the photo’s background, I practiced stamping on a plain white sheet of paper in the background.
The key to this apple stamping craft is imperfection. Seriously. The less perfect your apple stamp comes out, the cuter it will be with more character. So relax, and have fun with it!
For a little extra pizzazz I cut a heart shape out in the core of the apple and applied paint liberally to the apple in hopes that the apple shape would be visible. Once again, I made sure the heart shape wasn’t perfect and wasn’t symmetrical. I love simple, unsymmetrical crafts with whimsy!
I can envision these apple stamps on gift cards, tote bags, t-shirts and more. Just use the correct paint to match the material you’re stamping on and stamp away! Get the kids involved too, and make something for their favorite teacher!
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