DIY wood apple paperweight
An easy back to school teacher gift made using a piece of 4x4 scrap wood.
Any teacher is sure to love a personalized apple paperweight to display on their desk.
The leaves and stem are wood too.
I attached a piece of chalkboard painted flat moulding on front for the personalization but you could leave this off.
How to make an apple paperweight:
Step 1: Cut 4x4 into 4" piece.
Step 2: Miter all 4 sides of both cut ends at 30 degrees.
Step 3: Drill 3/4" hole at center and insert 3" length of 3/4" dowel.
Paint apple body red and stem brown, once dry sand edges smooth.
Step 4: Cut 5/32" basswood leaves. I used my Rockwell BladeRunner but a jigsaw should work too.
Step 5: Paint green and sand edges.
Step 6: Drill hole for wire.
Step 7: Thread wire through holes and twist snug.
Step 8: Wrap wire around stem base and twist leaves snug.
Step 9: Paint 5" pieces of flat moulding with black chalkboard paint.
Step 10: Glue and nail chalkboard piece in place.
Write teacher's name with white chalk marker.
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