For a quick and easy Fall decor idea this year, I made this DIY Cozy Apple Basket.
It’s so easy…anyone can do it.
It’s also so darn cozy, it just makes me want to curl up and drink
hard hot cider under my furry blanket.
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But wait…if I did that, I wouldn’t be able to tell you how I put this simple basket together.
It was a slow, low stress process.
First, I started with the metal basket (find yours HERE).
Then, I found the prettiest REAL apples I could find.
In Michigan that is easy this time of year, and they are way more affordable than faux apples.
These are Golden Delicious I purchased at the grocery store.
Before I added them to the basket, I took off the stickers even though my 13 year old said they are edible.
Then, I washed them and polished them.
I don’t always polish my apples, but when I do…
I set them on a bed of burlap (I tried a flannel first, but it looked odd).
Then came the fun part. What could I add that was real and not ordinary for decor, but with in the Autumn theme.
The scarf “bow” was a no brainer, although that’s my favorite scarf! (find yours HERE)
Then, the old leather belt idea buckled it’s way in. It’s one I’ve used before in my decor for a curtain tie back and to hang an American flag. An old leather belt is rustic, chic, classic, and unexpected.
All I had to do, was cut it and glue it with strong glue. I left clamps on the 2 areas I had to glue and it has held up great. It makes a perfect “Cozy Apple Basket” handle.
Lastly, I added small details like the Michigan Apples tag, and the cinnamon sticks.
I hope you make your own Cozy Apple Basket and give it your own twist. This could be displayed on a front porch, a kitchen island, a foyer table, the stairs, or a dining table. Even the bathroom would be cute. It would make a great gift, too.
Dutch Apple Pie Recipe (10 minute no roll easy crust)
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That is just darling Julie! You are always so clever. Happy Fall!
Oh my Julie…that basket of apples is the most cutest..you are so creative and clever!!!…Love the belt as a handle…the best!…Loved the pic of you and the family apple picking!…what beautiful orchards…I have to travel a bit north to pick apples…can’t wait to do that!
Your basket truly is cozy! I love the personality you gave it with the scarf and belt. 🙂 Every time you share a picture of your family I always smile…such a beautiful family and such beautiful people.
Have a wonderful fall, friend!
What a clever idea Julie!! So cute!
i love apples..any kind. what a great idea and a super sweet family picture of you all.
Love your apple basket – such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
Cute idea, Julie! Green apples are perfect to decorate with this time of year. Beautiful family! XO
Thank you, Christy!
Julie, such a cute idea. I loved going apple picking except it was a bit warm.
What a great idea! That belt handle is just perfect for the apple basket. And your family is ADORABLE!
Thank you, Yvonne!
I love that idea and it’s perfect for fall!
How adorable!!! I am saving that pie recipie it looks amazing!!
Happy Fall Julie, so pleased to be part of the tour with you!!?
Sweet basket Julie. I’m like you, I have to remove the stickers too!
so clever to add the belt and scarf Jules! This is so perfect for fall! Pinned!
So cute! I love the belt and scarf.
your apple basket is so cute
Perfect for fall!!
The finished project is great! My hubby insisted that we throw his old belt away but I knew that I’d see a use for it as soon as we did. Probably a lot of your followers are in the same boat.
Keep up the inspiring work!
Love old belts, Laurie. My husband just gave me 2 more, lol.
You are so talent and so creative, until you almost make me want to say, “come on fall.” After looking at your apples and basket creation. Thank you
I am going to try this basket, but with British Columbia apples.
Didn’t see this last year, so glad I found it now.
Hi Bette!! That sounds perfect!! Any apples will work. Have fun and send me a pic!!