DIY Apple-Picking Tote Bag
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.
- A canvas tote bag
- Fabric paint (I used red, green and brown)
- Sharp knife
- Two paint brushes (one thick, the other fine-tipped)
- Disposable plate
Now take a peek at the gallery below for step-by-step instructions.