Burlap Apple

Several years ago I made a deco mesh apple for my classroom door, but I have never been satisfied with how it turned out. Sometime last year I saw a burlap apple door hanger on Pinterest and felt inspired. I have hung on to that image for months and finally got around to making it! It is not completely finished (it still needs my name and a clear coat to preserve all of the paint).
Here is how I made it:
Take some burlap and double it up.

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Using a marker, I use sharpie, sketch your shape onto the burlap.

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Making sure you have both layers of burlap, cut out your general shape.

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Staple our two layers together, making sure you have both layers lined up. Also make sure to leave a hole to put grocery bags in.

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Stuff your shape with grocery bags (the brown bags from ingles work best).
Completely staple up the burlap.
Paint your shape however you like. TIP: do not paint two different colors that are touching until one of the colors is completely dry

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Here is what I have finished as of right now!

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I plan on using a thick black sharpie to add my name to the front and some details to the leaf. I also plan to use white out on the stem to add some details. Then I will use a clear spray paint to preserve all of the paint and colors. Lastly I will add wire to the top to hang it by (probably a clothes hanger in my case)

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