Monday, July 16, 2012

Apple Door Hanger

I'm linking up with Tara at Made It Monday again.

Remember this post here when I wanted to make an apple door hanger for my summer bucket list? Well, I finally did it! Here is what you need:
-About 3/4 yard of burlap ($3.99 at JoAnns or Hobby Lobby)
-Arylic Paint (2-3 small containers for the main color)
-Ribbon or Wire to hang it
-Hot glue
-Recycled Wal-mart bags

Let me start by saying that I purchased red burlap thinking for a red apple it would be easier. Well...not so much. It was SUPER hard to get the green of the leaf and the white polka dots to get back to the right color, but live and learn, right?

First I freehanded the apple and cut it out.
Then I painted the base color red, green leaf, and black stem. I think I had to do about 4-5 coats of the green to get it to be the right color....pretty sure if I had used a regular burlap that wouldn't have happened.

Next I began painting my polka dots. I used the round sponges on a stick to do this...made it MUCH easier than freehanding it!I also added a little accent on the leaf and stem.

Hot glue the front and back together, leaving a gap to stuff.

Stuff it with recycled Wal-mart bags. You needed something to do with those anyway, right?

Hot glue ribbon or wire hanger on back. ** A lot of these are shown with the wire at the top. I didn't want mine to hang that low on the door so I hot glued it about 1/3 way down the back of the apple. Didn't get a picture..sorry!

Here is my finished product! I'm pretty happy with it! I want to hang it on my front door...hubby thinks maybe not! :) He doesn't get it!

If I get to hang the apple on my front door at home, I purchased the burlap and paint to create this for my classroom door!

Teacher Appreciation Pencil Burlap Door Hanger Decoration HUGE - Polka Dots Back to School

Feel free to jump over and join Tara in Made it Monday!


  1. Oh my goodness! That is so cute.

    Learning's a Hoot

  2. What a super cute idea! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower and am glad to have found you.
    Happy Teaching,
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

  3. Way cute! You did a great job :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  4. This is so cute! I'm loving all the cute ideas with burlap I have seen. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Love it! You should make these for all of your best friends *wink* hehe jk
    ✏ Mrs. Stanford's Class ✏

  6. You did a wonderful job!! I love it!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  7. LOVE your project! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  8. It turned out so cute! I'm loving these burlap signs and will have to make some myself!!!! Another thing to add to the project list! lol Thanks for sharing!!
    Cathy :)
    C is for Cookies, Cakes, Children, Classroom, and Crafts

  9. Love it!! I've been wanting to do the apple and now I have the inspiration!
    Mrs. Plant's Press

  10. Ahh! I love your burlap apple sign. You did a fantastic job! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  11. haha! HOW funny!! You apple is super cute!! Love it!!
    Rowdy in Room 300

  12. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog !! I am now your newest follower!! I AM OBSESSED with this apple!! SO CUTE!!!!

    Little Lovely Leaders

  13. This is darling, thanks or sharing.


  14. Very cute! You did a great job! I'm a Kentucky teacher too!!


    Third Grade's A Charm

  15. I have been wanting to make these both SO bad!! I need to get started :)

  16. These are so cute! I just love apples, and apple with polka dots are even better!

    I am your newest follower. I would love to have you come by and visit!

  17. Love your apple! I have pinned this project! Not sure it will turn out as cute as everyone elses....but I will give it a shot!!! So cute! Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  18. Hi there, Thanks for the tutorial! I have a tip: when you paint a green stem over the red apple, paint it white FIRST and then green. This will help make the green POP off the red and also reduce the number of coats you'll have to do. If you try to paint green directly on the red, it will be darker than you want and multiple coats won't really lighten it. (Though yours looks GREAT, I might add.) Anyway, this works with any colors, just used your project colors as an example. Hope this helps! =D