A Week of Pinterest-Inspired Crafts: Day 5

26 August 2011
Thank-you to everyone who has left comments this week - your comments totally brighten my day!
OK - day 5 ... here goes ...

Here is my pinspiration for today's craft.  Isn't it absolutely beautiful?!?  There's just something so timeless about it ... LOVE IT!  This is from Cheeky Magpie - and complete detailed instructions are given on the site.  They're written much better than I would've written them, so I won't even try.

Today's craft required absolutely no special materials - and cost me nothing to make!  YAY!  It did however, take some time to complete ... namely cutting all the pages, and then waiting for everything to dry.  I actually left it out to dry overnight, then finished it this morning.  The only things I did differently from the instructions given on Cheeky Magpie were that I used diluted red food colouring for the pages, and I used a glue gun for any gluing.  It actually turned out a lot better than I thought it would.  I was getting worried when I was cutting the pages, because my exacto knife wasn't that sharp, and it was starting to look a little rough.  It turned out pretty well in the end, though.  I'm going to put it on my side table in my reading nook in the classroom.  I know it doesn't fit my turquoise theme, but a turquoise apple would just be ...wrong.

I have another confession today ... (these crafts are good cleansing for the soul).  When I was looking through my bookshelves for a book that wouldn't break my heart to cut up, I found an old copy of Who Has Seen The Wind.  (I'm sorry if anyone is a fan out there, but I just couldn't get through this one.)  When I opened it up to cut off the cover, I noticed that it still had my highschool stamp and name sticker.  I must have committed the crime that drives me so crazy in my classroom now.  I "stole" the book.  So, to my grade 9 English teacher, I'm sorry I kept the book.  I don't know why I kept the book.  But I'm glad I kept the book ... I like it MUCH BETTER now!  ;)


  1. That is so cute! And how funny! You didn't even like the book! Lol

  2. What a great craft! Love the apple and your story! I haven't read the book either!

  3. Yeah for free crafts! I've been trying really hard to do free crafts lately too. Crafting is expensive!! Love the apple (I like it more than the original) and love all the crafts you've done this week. You're students will be so impressed!

  4. These would make great teacher gifts! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. This is soooo cool! And I am very impressed with your skill! :) Love it!

  6. And I forgot to add that I am cracking up about your stolen book! I came across one in my parent's house that I evidently forgot to give back to my high school library! Oops! And, yes, this drives me crazy when my students do this, too. lol