Apparently I have apples on the brain, which is not surprising given that Rosh HaShana is just over a week away! Last week I was looking at a plastic bottle and realized that the bottom of those that I have look very much like apples! After some complicated ideas involving spray paint, and only one bottle, it occurred to me that two soda bottle bottoms stacked look very much like an apple! Yippee!
I'm so happy that I arrived at this cute and simple idea, that you can make in just a few simple steps with no toxic paint involved! You can use these apple boxes to hold treats or even a small gift, and adjust their height depending on what you'll place inside. A perfect little surprise for Rosh HaShana, or any party, don't you think? And they're quick to make, so you can whip up a whole bunch after the kids are in dreamland, and place them on your holiday table for a fun surprise.
- plastic soda bottles with bottoms that look like apples, mine are seltzer bottles
- pieces of real sticks
- red fabric or red tissue paper
- green felt in two shades of green
- a hole punch
- a hot glue gun
- Cut the bottoms off of two plastic bottles using a sharp knife to make the first cut and then scissors.trim bottles to desired height.
- Cut a piece of stick to about 1 1/2", and using hot glue affix to top of apple
- Using a heavy duty hold punch, punch corresponding holes in both top and bottom at the front and back of apple. The back set of holes will be used to make a hinge, while the front set of holes is tied with a bow for opening the apple. You can choose to make your closures with either four holes or two holes, both shown in the photo above.
- Wrap your gift or treats in fabric or paper, and place inside, or alternatively, glue fabric loosely to the inside of your apple, and insert gift, which will result in a more re-usable container!
- Tie apple closed with ribbon, and make leaves from felt and glue to stem with a hot glue gun.
- Hide your bushel of apples in a secret place until it's time for the surprise!