Learn how to make an Apple or Pumpkin out of Dollar Tree Jenga blocks with a little glue and paint! Such a cute decor item for less than $1!
I am always seeing clever ways to upcycle Dollar tree items. And these building blocks turned apples are one of the cutest! Just some hot glue and paint and you can have a totally cute festive apple that is perfect for back to school! You could even use wood glue and have your kiddos help out to give to their teachers!
You can also use the same technique but add a little orange and make some adorable pumpkins!
Supplies to make Jenga Block Apple or pumpkin
- My Favorite scissors
- My favorite cheap glue gun
- hot glue gun
- Hole punch
- Bakers Twine (great for tying on the printables!)
- Printables (down below
- Dollar Tree Jenga blocks
- Red spray paint
How to make the Apple or Pumpkin out of Dollar Tree Jenga blocks
I hot glued 3 blocks by their edges. 3 blocks by 5 blocks. Then you could create the rounded shape in one of two ways.
Adding 2 then 1 block on two sides and then 1 block on the alternate sides.
Or just by two blocks on each sides. (I liked the look of this one the best!)
Then just paint!
Print and Cut
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Print out the teacher printable down below and cut out what ones you want to use.
Glue Apple stem:
Hot glue the stem and leaf of the apple to the top of the wood block. I used a whole punch and baker’s twine to attach the tag. For the pumpkin block, I broke off a stick and used that as the stem!
You can pair this cute Block apple with an adorable gift card. Here are some of my favorite places to buy gift cards for teachers:
- Staples or Office Depot
- Michaels, JoAnn, or Hobby Lobby
- Barnes & Noble
- Their favorite coffee shop is always a good one, too!
Download the free Teacher Apple Printable:
I love making printables! You can find my whole collection of free printables here!