Monday, August 30, 2010

Messy Monday -- A is for Apple

A is for apple...and aren't these apples the cutest?  They are super simple too.


Materials
  • Red yarn
  • Green yarn
  • Yellow yarn
  • Brown yarn
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Pipe Cleaners (optional)
  1. Wrap your red yarn around your cardboard 100 to 150 times.
  2. Fold your cardboard so that it pushes the yarn up and you can get your fingers underneath it.
  3. Slide a piece of brown yarn (about 7-8 inches long) under the yarn.
  4. Tie the brown yarn as tight as you can around the other yarn.  (this is where pipe cleaners could be used instead)
  5. Slide your finger under the knot you just tied and hold onto the yarn while you remove the cardboard.
  6. Tie another knot across from the first one you tied and your yarn will turn into a cute little circle.
  7. For the underside of the apple, tie the brown knot 3-4 more times and then cut it close to the knot.
  8. For the top side of the apple, tie the brown yarn 10-15 times one right on top of the other.  This will make the stem.
  9. If you want leaves on your apple, there are 2 ways to do it.  Slide 2 pieces of green yard under the knot you tied with your brown yarn.  Then them into a little bow making sure that the ends are short.
  10. Or you can add 2 pieces of green yard to the red yarn before you tied it with the brown yarn.  Then tie a little bow making sure the ends are short.
  11. If you want green apples or yellow apples, do the same thing with different colors of yarn.
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5 comments:

Apron Senorita said...

Love it. Easy and cute. I'm going to try some in several colors.

Yoli :)

Maryle said...

Those are so cute!!!

AliLilly said...

Thanks for hosting!! :)

MessyMissy said...

Adorable and totally simple....my kind of craft! :-)

Ginger said...

So cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!