Monday, December 10, 2012

Au Naturale: frosty apples

Here’s another item leftover from my fall décor. These beautiful Golden Delicious apples were part of my Thanksgiving tablescape. Of course, at the time, the were unadorned and hanging out with white pumpkins and acorns.




As I was cleaning up and transitioning to holiday décor, I thought I could still use these apples. It was a toss up between making a pie or using them in a crafty way. The paint brush won out over the rolling pin.


To make frosty apples all you need to do is cover them in glue or Mod Podge with a foam brush. It’s messy work so have everything ready before you start coating. I used Epsom salts to create a frosty look. Use a paper plate or bowl and fill it with the salts. Once your apple is coated with Mod Podge roll the apple around in the salts.



Carefully lift it out and set is aside to dry. 


Add other embellishments like a ribbon bow and hanging bling. These little gold tags are from the Inspiration Francaise line from Jolee’s Boutique {EK Success Brands}.


I’m not sure how long these apples will last since they were from my fall décor. If you want to use these closer to the holidays or on your holiday table, you may want to wait until closer to your event to create these. Shriveled frosty apples might not have the same effect as fresh Golden Delicious frosty apples. 


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25 comments:

  1. The frosted apples look very "christmasy." They have lasted a long, long time. I was looking at an episode on HGTV about decorating the White House and there are several rooms decorated with huge beautiful displays of garlands, swags, wreaths, trees and decor all made out of fresh fruits. My thoughts are how all of this could stand up to the various indoor temperatures for such a long period. Do you think the fruit is sprayed to help keep them from decaying?

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  2. This is lovely enough to eat! I wonder if there is a way to make an edible version?

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  3. Beyond beautiful Carolyn, they looks so fairy and delicious! Love the epsom salt! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and have a beautful day

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  4. I haven't used the Epsom salts yet but I've been seeing such good results on the blogs I think I'll use some on my newest project, fleece snowballs. I love those apples,though. REALLY LOVE THEM. Thanks for showing us how to do it. Linda

    Just love your blog.
    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/

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  5. These are super cute Carolyn! I love the look of them all frosted!

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  6. These are absolutely beautiful! I've been frosting things for the holidays too.. pine cones and twigs. I got the idea from the acorns you made earlier. So thanks!

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  7. These are so gorgeous!! You did a fantastic job. I am pinning these. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  8. Love your "Carolyn touch"... you make everything prettier and more special!

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  9. I love this idea - and I agree with Malia, above, that you make everything prettier!

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  10. Those are just beautiful! You're so great at using natural elements and making them gorgeous ... I love it!

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  11. These are gorgeous! I love holiday decorations!

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  12. These are really beautiful. Love the effect!

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  13. Carolyn - Every project is better than the last ( how is that even possible) I love this frosty look on the apples and those little tags...so pretty.

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  14. I had to click on your link, as I was so intrigued by your apples. Were they fabric, real???? What a simple, but beautiful idea.

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    1. Thank you so much. They were real "Golden Delicious" apples leftover from my Thanksgiving decor. Amazingly, they are still holding up. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  15. I have been wanting to try this frosted look with Epsom salt for a while now. You may have just kicked me over the edge, Caroline! The apples look darling!

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  16. I love sparkle and glitter Carolyn! These are so beautiful, really look like holiday 'sugarplums'!!

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  17. I love them!!! They are so pretty and sweet!! Sharing at the party tonight- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  18. love the apples- wonder if other fruit would work as well- one thing should they be kept away from hungry pets and hubbies ?

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  19. Beautiful idea! I guess you could do this with fake fruit as well, and then you won't have the worry of rotting fruit! I am inspired to try this!

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  20. These are so elegant; the perfect Christmas ornaments. Thanks for the directions too, I'm going to try it.

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