Hand-Stamped Apple-Picking Tote Bag

This fall, make your own apple-picking bag to take with you on your trip to the orchard.

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

DIY Apple-Picking Totebag

Create a fun apple-themed canvas tote bag perfect for apple-picking.

Gather Your Supplies

For this craft you will need: a canvas tote bag / fabric paint (red, green, brown) / two brushes (a thick and fine tip) / newspaper / disposable plate / apple / sharp knife / piece of cardboard (size of bag)

Two Halves

Cut the apple in half, right down the middle from top to bottom.

Add Paint

Spread out newspaper or craft paper in your workspace. Add a bit of red paint to the disposable plate. With the thicker brush apply a coat of paint to one of the apple halves.

Practice First

On the craft or newspaper, try stamping the apple to get the the hang of it a few times. You can do touch-ups with your paint brush.

Ready For Canvas

Place the cardboard inside the bag to prevent the paint from bleeding onto the other side.  Determine your design.  Here, I started in the very center of the bag and added the top and bottom apples. 

Mix It Up

Try adding a touch of whimsy with a different-colored apple or two in your design. Lastly, with the small fine paint brush, add in the stems with brown paint. Allow it to dry as directed on the paint bottle prior to use.