After a long hot summer, it is time to look forward to the crisp air of fall and apple everything! I wanted to make a these cute faux caramel apples to spruce up my fall table.
Fun for Fall Faux Caramel Apples
This is a cute and fun early fall craft!
I started by lining the table first with old newspaper and then wax paper. I used wax paper so that the apples would peel off after they were dry. I got a bag of six apples from Hobby Lobby, Mod Podge (Gloss), Craft Paint in a color close to caramel, Mine was Honey Brown by DecoArt, and sticks I picked up in the yard, and a screw driver.
I first used a screw driver to make a small hole in the top of the apple where I wanted the stick to go. I then pushed the stick in and made sure it was secure.
Next, I poured 2 bottles of the paint ( 4 oz total) in with about 1/4 the jar of Mod Podge (about 4 oz) and mixed thoroughly.
If it gets too runny, add more paint!
I then took my apples and swirled them in the paint just like I would an apple in caramel.
I then places them on the wax paper to dry. Drying time is about 2 full days! The puddle on the bottom takes the longest.
Half way through the second day, I peeled the apples up and laid them on their side to help the bottoms dry.
I used gift tags and a sharpie I had to embellish them a bit.
You could also use ribbon if you prefer or leave them plain!
I really love the way they turned out! So fun for a fall tablescape!