day 12

Hello! Today, I have a lot of exciting information to share with all of you!

Today is day 12 of the Rosh Hashanah Contest, so I’ve created an official contest calendar for you to track the remaining days of the contest. If you click on the calendar below, it should enlarge for printing. There have been many wonderful entries thus far.

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You can access more information about the Rosh Hashanah 2014 Contest by viewing this YouTube video, or by visiting this blog post, where all of the contest details are given.

Quick Craft: Rosh Hashanah Candy Apples

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These apple-shaped pouches are the perfect table decoration. You can also fill them with your favorite kosher candies or a small bottle of honey to give as a gift to represent a sweet New Year ahead. Thus, they are called “candy apples” as they are filled with candy. Remember to used wrapped candies, so they don’t stick to the felt. They also make wonderful place cards for your table! My Mom invented this craft, and it’s always been a favorite of ours!

Let’s begin!

Supplies you will need:

apple supplies

  • 1 apple template
  • 1 pen
  • fabric scissors
  • red felt
  • green felt (optional)
  • green yarn
  • 1 yarn sewing needle
  • fabric/tacky glue
  • sewing pins
  • hole puncher

Step 1: Print out the apple template below. If you click on the image, it should enlarge:

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Step 2: Using the template, cut two apple shapes from red felt. I’ve decided to make a smaller apple-shaped pouch to complement the size of my family’s larger apple-shaped pouches.

template plus apples

Step 3: Using green yarn, blanket stitch the two apple-shaped felt pieces together, leaving an opening at the top (so it will form a pouch). I decided to use a hole puncher to create evenly spaced holes for the blanket stitches. However, you could also use a very sharp needle to stitch through the felt as well.

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Here you can see the difference between the two stitching options. On the left, the hole punch stitch option is pictured, and on the right, the sharp needle stitch option is pictured.

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Step 4: If desired, you may glue on a green leaf cut from green felt.

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We’ve finished! Congratulations! You now have an adorable apple-shaped pouch to give as a gift, or to use as cheerful decor!

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I know you’ll enjoy this craft!

-Sarah the Craft Blogger :)