• Paper Apples for Teacher
  • Back To School Backpack Gift Boxes
  • Back to School Card Duo
  • Back To School Cards with Bow Tutorial
  • Altered Pencil Box Holder

Paper Apples for Teacher

Hello! Amanda from Popper & Mimi here today and I’m so excited that school has officially started! Today I am sharing a fun way for your kids to greet their new teachers this year.


My kids are always a little nervous to meet their new teachers so I created a fun and inexpensive project to help them break the ice.

Back to School Paper Apples for Teacher by @popperandmimi using @Pebblesinc collectionsPaper apples are easy to make and only require a piece of patterned paper or cardstock.  I used patterned paper from Pebbles’ Home+Made, Back to School, and Birthday Wishes collections.  Using a variety of patterned paper adds a bit of extra charm to each individual apple.

Back to School Paper Apples for Teacher by @popperandmimi using @pebblesinc collectionsEach apple is topped with a real twig and is about 3″ tall, making it even more life-like.

Back to School Paper Apples for Teacher by @popperandmimi using @pebblesinc collectionsTo begin making each apple, cut 12 apples from a single piece of 12″x12″ paper.  Choose a die, cut file, or pattern that is symmetrical.   I used my die cutting machine to cut and score the apples at the same time.  Head on over to my blog for a brief tutorial on how to add a score line to a cut file.

Back to School Paper Apples for Teacher by @popperandmimi using @Pebblesinc collectionsFold each apple in half and apply dry adhesive to one side of each apple slice.

Back to School Paper Apples for Teacher by @popperandmimi using @Pebblesinc collectionsAdhere the apple slices together until you have formed a little stack of apple slices.   Apply additional adhesive to the top piece, open up the apple, and adhere the slices together forming  a complete apple.

Back to School Paper Apples for Teacher by @popperandmimi using @Pebblesinc collectionsOnce adhered together, your apple should have a little hole in the middle.  Place a little twig in the middle to create a little apple stem.

Back to School Paper Apples for Teacher by @popperandmimi using @Pebblesinc collectionsCut leaves from patterned paper and place them between the apple layers.

Back to School Paper Apples for Teacher by @popperandmimi using @Pebblesinc collectionsEmbellish the top of the apple with a sticker or other fun embellishment.  Now your new teacher has a fun decoration to place on his or her desk for the entire school year.

Happy crafting!


Back To School Backpack Gift Boxes

clever little back to school backpack boxes by @wendysue using the #backtoschool and #birthdaywishes collections by @pebblesinc.

Hi Pebbles friends!  It's Wendy Sue Anderson here with you today, sharing some fun little back to school "backpacks" made with the cute Back to School collection. Okay, they aren't really backpacks - but they are cute little gift boxes that look like backpacks!  I think they are the perfect little box for a back-to-school bash, or even a simple first-day-of-school gift. I used my Silhouette Cameo and a Cut File available in the Silhouette Store to create the little backpack boxes. The backpacks are all made with papers from the "Birthday Wishes" collection, which coordinate so … [Continue reading...]

Back to School Card Duo

Give your child words of love and encouragement on their first day back at school with this fun card by @reneezwirek using the #BacktoSchool collection from @PebblesInc.

Hi, Everyone! Renee Zwirek back today to share another project with you using the Back to School line. I made a couple of cards for my girls on their First Day of School. I thought it would be a fun surprise for them to open up their lunch bags and find these cards. I know that they will be feeling sad about the summer ending. I know they'll be nervous but excited on their first day and I want to express my feelings to them too. I'll sneak in their favorite candy along with these cards filled with personal messages to each of them from me (and Daddy) letting them know how much we love them, … [Continue reading...]

Back To School Cards with Bow Tutorial

Back To School Card made by Mendi Yoshikawa using #BackToSchool collection from @PebblesInc.

Hello! It's Mendi here today, and I'm super excited to be sharing some simple school-themed cards using Pebbles Back To School Collection! These are perfect for a special teacher in your child's life or even to make multiples of to give as a boxed set for a new teacher. First up I have a card featuring some simple hand-cut pennants along with one of the stickers from the collection which I popped up with foam tape and added a little red button to the letter "o" for a fun detail. Up next is a quick and easy card using the darling crayon stickers.  I wanted as much of the crayons to … [Continue reading...]

Altered Pencil Box Holder

Back to School Pencil Boxes @ribbonsandglue

Holly here from Ribbons & Glue sharing with you a simple altered Pencil Box Holder using  Pebbles Back to School stickers. My kids still like me to make them something special to keep in their desk at school. Awe! So, until they're embarrassed by their mother's crafting,  I'll continue to make something unique for them. This year, I  chose to keep it simple and alter pencil boxes using stickers from the Pebbles Back to School collection. I  purchased the pencil boxes from Target and adhered various  Back to School stickers on to each box. The stickers adhered easily … [Continue reading...]