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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Caramel Apples ~ To Eat Or Not To Eat?

MMMM...these sure look good don't they?
My family thought so too.
BUT I had to stop them!
These are faux Caramel Apples, not the real thing!

 Lord knows I've been trying to get in the spirit of the change in seasons but having a hard time with it.
With working on the Kitchen... painting, cabinets, benches, etc.
 I've fallen behind on A LOT of things.
I decided to take a much needed break and
 make these.
I think these are a fun Fall Decor.
I have some listed on Etsy and Ebay,
but I thought I'd share with you on how to make them....

for any of you who are having trouble shifting gears too ;~)

These are pretty easy.
What you'll need:

Styrofoam Apples (bought mine at Dollar Tree)
Decoupage Medium (Modge Podge)
Craft Paint (I used Apple Barrel Brand in Caramel Candy color)
Corn Cob Litter (Walmart in Small animal section)
Popsicle sticks
Disposable plastic cup
Plastic Spoon
 Wax Paper
Gloss Spray finish (Walmart Brand Clear Spray)

 Insert your popsicle sticks into the top of your Apples. If you'd like, you can
pull out and add a dab glue.

Place your Apple onto a large piece of Wax Paper.
Mix approximately 1/2 the bottle of Mod Podge about 2-3
teaspoons of your craft paint.
Stir with popsicle stick.
You can add more if it's not opaque enough.
Or adjust the color to your preference.
I wanted mine a little darker, so I added a few squeezes of a darker brown.

Now with your plastic spoon, spoon colored Mod Podge over your Apples.
Let it drip down the sides like real Caramel would.
Repeat over all the Apples.
You can let some of the Apple peek through
near the bottom, this just makes it look truer.

 Sprinkle your Corn Cob litter on the top and lightly down the sides.

Place your Apples onto a new piece of Wax Paper to dry OVERNIGHT!
I checked mine in the morning to see if the glue had
dried, then lay them on their sides for another half a day to dry the bottom.

Once your Apples are completely dry, Spray them with your gloss
clear sealer. This will give them that added shine they need to look
like real Caramel Apples.

If you'd like to go a step further and package them up for gifts, etc.
You can place them into clear cellophane bags and tie them with raffia, ribbon, etc.

I added homespun dredged in cinnamon to tie them up with.
I also added a aged, stamped tag.
Just dip the tag into a strong cup of Coffee or Tea, then bake in oven at 250 for a few minutes. Keep an eye on it so it doesn't scorch.
I used a numbered stamp I had and a small "c" because I didn't have a cents sign. I also rubbed cinnamon on the popscycle sticks to add some scent.

If you decide to make these be careful when they are drying,
 because someone may try to take a bite out of one!

Monday, September 11, 2017


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