I have never decorated with apples in the fall, however, this Apple Tiered Tray is just what I needed. So I designed this Apple Tray SVG for you and in the video and step by step I walk you through how I made it. This is a great Fall Tiered Tray for any decor!!
This weeks FREE Apple Tiered Tray can be found in the Freebie Library. File number is 49. Check out the tutorial for tips and tricks I found along the way. Remember to please share what you created! Check me out on Facebook and Instagram and remember a pintrest pin is always appreciated!!
Apple Tiered Tray Supply List
- Cutting Machine or Glowforge and software
- Apple Tiered Tray (click on the link)
- Wood or blanks. For blanks Dollar tree has some great options. Repurpose a 6×6 sign, wood blanks, popsicle sticks for the little sign etc. For the Banner you could use chipboard, cardstock, etc
- Mini Rolling Pin – I purchased from Amazon
- Wood for the Glowforge that is prepped (masked) if you are using a Glowforge
- Adhesive Vinyl in your color choice if you are doing vinyl
- Gorilla Super Glue Gel
- Gorilla Duck Tape
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Paint – Red, Apple Green, Ivory and Carmel color
- AntiqueChalk Dark Wax and Rag – I bought this from Amazon, however, you could use brown paint and a baby wipe or stain.
- Modge Podge
- Corn Cob – I found my at Mejier in the pet area
- Brush, Make Sponges and Baby Wipes
- Paint Pens – I used Posca and/or Arteza
- Beads – I found mine painted at Hobby Lobby during a sale. You can also buy some from Amazon
- Weeding tools, scissors, cutting knife, transfer tape etc
Video Tutorial – Apple Tiered Tray – Apple Tray SVG
Here are the steps I took to make my Apple Tiered Tray
Step 1 – Load the free cutting file into your favorite cutting software. For Cricut and Silhouette I set mine to 12×12. I used the Glowforge, however, most cutters can cut thin birch or chipboard (check your cutting machine). In the video I show some options for blank ideas as well!!!
Step 2 – Cut your wood or vinyl. On the Glowforge you need to mask your wood with paper transfer tape to protect from scorching. I also put 3m adhesive tape on the back of a board and cut it so it saves time to attach items to the boards
Step 3 – Once you have your wood or vinyl cut do your weeding. For the Glowforge that means removing the mask from the wood. I found the Gorilla duct tape works amazing!!! You can also use weeding tools, pin pen, etc I also found for the letters that it was easier to remove the mask at the same time I was pulling the 3m off the back. So i did this after the signs were painted.
Step 4 – Paint your items. I use the Posca paint pens for the small items. They are quick and easy!! For the larger items I used acrylic paint.
I painted the Apple Orchard sign with Ivory Chalk paint and a baby wipe. I then stained the cutting board, the apple sign and the back of the apple garland.
For the Apples and the mask I removed the center mask first and used the baby wipe to paint that area. I then painted the solid apples with red and a baby wipe.
Then I used the paint pens to do the pie pan, seeds, leaves and stems on the apples, etc
Step 5 – Next I started to assemble. I put score marks on the wood so I knew where everything went. I then peeled the backing off on the 3m and attached it to the signs. I then attached all the letters. This is where i found it was easier to attach them to the gorilla tape, pull the 3m backing and then attach to the sign.
Paint all your letters while on the signs.
Step 6 – Let’s caramel or apples. I mixed a 1 to 1 mix of modge podge and paint. Now take your apple slice and apple the mix. You want to be thicker on this because the Corn cob needs to attach to this mix. I poured it on and then pushed it on with my finger. Set to the side to dry. Then I took the beads I painted Red and Green and applied some caramel to them
Step 7 – Finishing touches….
Apple Tag\beads – Lets take some ribbon and twine to make a tassel. Wrap them around your fingers multiple times to form a loop. Now take a long piece of twice and tie it to the top. Next take a small piece and wrap it around to form your tassel. Then cut the bottom. Now I like to use a piece of flora wire (I get mine from dollar tree) and use it a a twine thread, fold in half and put the twine in it. Thread it through a bead towards the tassel. Tie a knot and then tie a knot over the knot you made, I did this to make it a “thick” knot. Then repeat. I did 2 neutral beads, caramel bead, 2 beads, caramel, 2 beads, caramel 2 beads. Then attached my apple slice. I tied a knot. Then I tied a twine knot and attach to the knot.
Cutting board. I wrapped a piece of ribbon around the handle, then added some red twig piece I picked up at the dollar tree. Then tied a bow of the ribbon and glued that to the cutting board.
Apple sign – Super clue the little boards to the post. Push the post into the stand.
Apple Banner – I used twine strung my apples onto that.
Rolling pin – I wrapped that with a piece of ribbon to add that extra touch.
Step 8 – How cute did your pieces turn out!?!?! Please share on on my social media so I can see!!!
How to get your FREE Apple Tray SVG File
To get your FREE file please go to my Freebie Library, sign in (don’t worry if you are not a member yet, sign up and the password will be emailed to you!!! Also, remember I include it in the bottom of the weekly email too! 😉 ) and download Number 49 – Apple Tiered Tray The downloaded file will have multiple file options SVG, PNG, DXF (If you have the free version of Silhouette Studio you will need this file) and EPS.
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