I'm a regular shopper at my local Goodwill. Every once in a while, I will find something there that sets the wheels in motion for a project. About six months ago, I found a wooden apple. It had some words on it and it was a bit beat up, but I just loved the thick wooden shape and the leaves attached with heavy wire. I knew it belonged in my house! For only $0.75, I brought it home and went to work.
I used Liquid Laminate (Beacon Adhesives) to adhere the Nikki Sivils "Henry's Brilliance" lined paper to the apple. I cut it out in a bit of a rough shape - the apple itself didn't have smooth or even lines and I didn't want the paper to either. I used a black pen to outline the paper a bit.
After that, I found some cardboard letters and inked them with distress inks, letting the corrugation show though a bit. I adhered them with Zip Dry and figured I might as well add the pretty flower too :)
It was missing something, so I added some button "apples" to the bottom. I tied twine through some of them, but none of them are actually tied to the paper or anything. I just used "Adhesive Squares" by Glue Arts to adhere them.
I love it when I can create something for my home so inexpensively!