Apple bookmark

Just a quickie:
It's Teacher Appreciation Week this week, so my son is doing little things for his teacher each day. Monday is 'hug your teacher day', Tuesday he's taking in a thank you note, Wednesday a flower, Thursday some English sweets, Friday is 'whatever you would like to do for your teacher day'.
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When I saw the link to these wire bookmarks on Crafty Crow this morning, I decided that I might add a little wire apple bookmark to Friday's offering. A bit of bending wire and hammering later and here's my apple:
Is it recognisable as an apple?
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The end of the school year is really sneaking up on me. It's about time that I started making the end of year gifts for the kids' teachers. I wish my son could stay in Kindergarten forever - I could not have asked for a nicer teacher than the one he has now.
Ok, got to run. Take care all.
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Edit: I used 19 gauge annealed wire, as that was the only wire I had in the house. Pliers were used to bend the stalk and the end of the leaf, but the rest I just shaped by hand. I hammered it on a metal surface, until it was flat. I have no clue if this is the 'proper' method.

26 comments:

  1. I came to your site from Birch Swinging, because I wanted to tell that I wish I had an avocado tree! Even if it can't hold a tree house!
    But now I also want to tell you that I love the apple bookmark and his teacher will love it too! You girls are all so talented,,,,amazing

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  2. really neet bookmark definitely recognisable as an apple

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  3. Love the apple bookmark. So cute! What kind of wire did you use?

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  4. That apple looks good enough for pickin' for me! Very cute idea ... off to check out the web site for the tutorial.

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  5. How cute! I think if I had a classroom of children like your son I would change careers. :c)

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  6. It is gorgeous. As a teacher, it would make me feel very appreciated.

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  7. oh, oh! i LOVE this idea! so looks like an APPLE and is the coolest bookmark ever!. i really want to try this for at least ONE of the teachers. can i ask where you got the wire or what kind you used? this is FUN!

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  8. Those are great. What a lovely gift for a teacher!

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  9. These apple bookmarks are cool! I used to make really simple 'heart' bookmarks out of coloured metal paper clips waaaay back when I was in secondary school...I had so many that they were use to decorate my books rather than for marking the page!

    And thanks for dropping by my blog :)

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  10. Oh definitely recognizable as an apple, what an original gift, love it!

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  11. I think they look cool and they certainely look like onions 'no wait' - sorry lovely juicy apples to me!!

    Have a lovely day,

    Nina x

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  12. Definitely an awesome apple! If I had wire in my house, I would have to go and make one right now.

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  13. That is so lovely, would make a nice pendant.
    Twiggy x

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  14. What a gorgeous bookmark... you are so clever to make them just like that... it would take me days of planning and thinking and plucking up courage to even try. Looks like you have been doing this forever!

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  15. You are so talented Dawn. I so slacked this year and did absolutely nothing for either boys teachers - bad I know!!!

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  16. These are really cute. I like it a lot.

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  17. When I first saw your bookmark I thought that perhaps you had taken up blacksmithing as a hobby! Very cool apple bookmarks, and it looks like your method worked just fine!

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  18. I love these apple bookmarks, they are very cool!

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  19. Lovely apple bookmarks! I use to make heart ones out of red wire, but never seen an apple one.

    Thanks for reminding me to make something for my Rascal's teachers.

    Mary

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  20. i love this idea. so cute.
    i did find the ruffle in with all the trimmings. sometimes if one joann's doesn't have somethuing you can ask them to order it from another store.

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  21. Hi Dawn,

    your blog is wonderful, thank you for sharing your ideas. I am gonna link you on my blog, hope this will be ok?

    Best wishes
    Anne

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  22. This definitely looks like an apple!!! Great job, very inspiring... You have me hunting around DH workshop looking for some wire now to give it a go..

    Take Care
    Jodie :)

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  23. oh, totally appleish! What a cute gift. You did a great job on it.

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