DIY Apple-Picking Tote Bag

Create a custom bag that's perfect for apple-picking adventures.
DIY Apple Picking Totebag

DIY Apple Picking Totebag

Photo by: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo by Melissa Caughey

Similar Topics:

Every year we always go on an adventure to discover new apple orchards in New England. Picking apples is one of our all-time favorite family activities. There is nothing like spending the afternoon in the fall sunshine, strolling through the orchard, and picking variety after variety of apples. We tend to top off our day with a hayride, then sip on delicious, freshly-squeezed apple cider and snack on hot cider doughnuts. It's a wonderful tradition.

After we are done for the day, we haul the delicious orbs home in the plastic sack that the orchard provided us. Sadly, we recycle the bag mere hours after we fill it up. This year, I thought that it would be fun to create our own family apple-picking bag. It would certainly hold up longer than its plastic counterpart and when done, we could put it to good use in our collection of canvas shopping bags that we take to the grocery store.

This craft is fun for the entire family and takes only about an hour to complete. Real apples are used to make the block style prints on this bag. In fact, you can get creative with all sorts of fruits and vegetables to create beautiful works of art!  From gift cards, wrapping paper to t-shirts, the possibilities are endless.

Here is what you will need to get started to make one of these apple tote bags.

Supply List:

  • A canvas tote bag
  • Apples
  • Fabric paint (I used red, green and brown)
  • Sharp knife
  • Newspaper
  • Two paint brushes (one thick, the other fine-tipped)
  • Disposable plate

Now take a peek at the gallery below for step-by-step instructions.

Apple Tote Bag How-To

See All Photos

DIY Apple-Picking Totebag

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Gather Your Supplies

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Two Halves

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Add Paint

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Practice First

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Ready For Canvas

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Mix It Up

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Next Up

You’re the Boss: DIY Applesauce

Making applesauce from scratch is surprisingly easy and carries all of the benefits that come with using fresh produce.

Pick-Your-Own Apple Orchards

Give yourself a core workout and find out where to pick apples near you.

A Child's Quick and Easy Garden Tote

Nothing encourages a child to join you in gardening tasks like creating this inexpensive carryall together.

Baked Apple Recipes

Granny Smith shares the spotlight with sweet and savory ingredients in these holiday recipes.

Applesauce Cake Recipe

Applesauce provides unbeatable flavor and moisture to this easy-to-make bundt cake.

Baked Apple Chips with Salted Caramel Dip

Chips and dip with a delicious fall twist—straight from the orchard.

Apple Dutch Baby Recipe

This big, puffy pancake is what’s for breakfast in Seattle.

Lunchbox Caramel Apple Slices

An easy recipe for a fall treat turned inside out.

DIY Craft Project: Make a Just-for-Kids Plant Stand

Get your kids in the garden with this easy and fun family project. 

Easy Apple Cobbler

Sweetened buttermilk biscuits top this kissing cousin of fresh apple pie.

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.