How to Make a Burlap Apple

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in burlap | 15 comments

Remember the good ‘ole days of taking an apple to your teacher?

I’m not sure where the tradition started?

I think it’s a super sweet idea.

But, if I was a teacher,

I would prefer chocolate

…wrapped in a burlap apple.

So here is how to make a burlap apple.

DIY Burlap Apple Treat Bag @ DaisyMaeBelle

How to Make a Burlap Apple @ DaisyMaeBelle


Burlap drawstring bag (available at

{Described as “Burlap Bag with Round Bottom – 7.5″ x 6″ x 4”}

Green burlap ribbon (available at

Red acrylic paint

Brown acrylic paint



How to Make a Burlap Apple @ DaisyMaeBelle

Insert the cardboard to keep the paint from bleeding through.

Paint the apple red,

and the stem brown.

How to Make a Burlap Apple @ DaisyMaeBelle

Add a bag of chocolates.

This 8 oz. size fits perfectly!

How to Make a Burlap Apple @ DaisyMaeBelle

Draw up the drawstring…

Tie a knot with the green burlap ribbon for the leaves…

Attach a super cute thank you tag…

And, have your child take it to their teacher on the first day of school.

I think it’s time that we make chocolate a part of this tradition 🙂

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  2. You are the most creative person I know! I love this idea!

  3. Hi, I looked at the burlap fabric website, but can’t figure out which bag it is you used! Could you comment on exactly which bag and the size, etc? Thanks so much! They are so cute!

  4. As you daughter’s science teacher ~ I give this project an A++! With hopes you are really giving those on he first day!

  5. That is a really SWEET idea. Love it! xi Diana

  6. ok, I think this is officially the cutest teacher gift I’ve ever seen!

  7. This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Have you ever tried spray painting burlap? I’m curious. I’m lazy too…it seems faster than brush painting but smellier. LOL

  8. Love those! those bags would be good to make apples and pumpkins for fall too…….clever!

  9. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Oh my gosh! What a cute idea!
    My oldest daughter is starting Kindergarten next month!
    I think I might have to make one for her teacher.
    Thanks for sharing such a sweet idea,

  10. Oh how CUTE!!! I love this idea, what a fun craft and gift (especially filled with chocolate!) Love it!!

  11. Oh My Gosh…this is SOO cute! I didn’t know they made already made burlap bags. This is such a great craft and gift to give. Thanks for sharing!

    Katie @

  12. I LOVE the burlap apple – what a great idea! I, too, think it would make a cute pumpkin, as well. Thanks for sharing!

  13. This is so cute and so creative. I love it. Great tutorial too. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  14. I am over the moon that you posted this project and the pumpkin project as well. I found some burlap bags on clearance and now it will not be taking up space in the “crafting over-flow basket”. I love that it takes so little time. Keep up the ideas. I have to much craft supplies. Haha no really!


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