Yes dear readers, these are not apple gift boxes from recycled soda bottles, but rather the tops for apple gift boxes from recycled soda bottles! I was laughing at myself as the holiday of Rosh HaShana was nearing, that probably no one else on the face of the earth would be trying to craft like a crazy woman, while preparing Moroccan salads and bean soups and the aforementioned chocolate bark with little fish, as well as ice cream sandwiches (all of which were to take to the homes of various neighbors with whom we spent the holiday.) Oh, and of course, the house needed lots of neatening as well.
So in the end, while i had planned on packaging that delicious chocolate bark in little apple gift boxes, I quite simply ran out of time, and instead we placed the pieces in little cardboard cupcake holders and then wrapped up a trio in cellophane tied with a cute t shirt yarn ribbon. No one guessed that they were supposed have received an apple gift box, so we certainly won't tell them!
For complete instructions on how to make these apple gift boxes, check out this post. I must say though, i much prefer the leaves and the stem here, not quite so stiff as my attempt a few years back. And with these apples i will be using hemp chord instead of ribbon, it really works with the natural look of the stem.
Now I have to decide whether to continue making these apples to use as succah decorations, or to save them for next year? Stay tuned, the crafting for succot crunch is on, and hope to share with you all the craziness, are you ready?