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Faux Fall Decor

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A few years ago I had received the new Fall Issue from The Country House
and was flipping through it when a bowl of rustic apples and pears caught my eye. I liked the rusty stars on them, but $15.99 for 4 put the brakes on!
I started thinking. How can I make these?
I new I had Dollar Tree faux apples and pears in my Treasure Pile
I dragged out some supplies that I thought would do the trick.
The faux fruit
my spice mix
paint
craft knife or scissors
and of course..
Mod Podge had to be included!
I knew I would need a star stencil so I cut one out of their catalog (just happened to be the right size ;)) traced it onto a piece of paper and cut it out.
I coated the fruit in Mod Podge and the dredged them in the spice mix. Then let dry thoroughly.
When dry I coated them in Mod Podge again to keep the spices mix from falling off.
Let them dry again thoroughly for a few hours then just held on the stencil with my fingers and painted the star on with copper craft paint
I think they turned out pretty darn cute. No they aren't the same color and
the star is painted on, not attached, they are my version and a heck of a lot cheaper ♥

Materials I used for this project:

  • Faux fruit   (Dollar Tree)
  • Spice mix   (mix your own - cinnamon, nutmeg, ground coffee, etc)
  • Paint & Mod Podge   (Leftover from other projects - Walmart has it though)
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