Asked on Oct 3, 2019

Is there anything I can make using these hedge apples ?

Kathy LongCarol MastersonMGMN


Would like to seal for ornaments maybe? Never seen one until now, ideas, show me!

7 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    Kelli L. Milligan
    on Oct 4, 2019

    I don't know if they'll rot. We use then in our basement and cellars to keep out crickets. I think they are cool.

    • Lesli
      on Oct 4, 2019

      They definitely rot! We usually go to this place I know of where they're EVERYWHERE! We pick up as many as we want, & set them around inside & out. They're supposed to keep spiders away. Usually, I don't see many spiders..however, you have to remember EVERYWHERE that you put them. I'd suggest too that you put something like a plastic grocery store sack or something underneath them. If they start rotting, they'll get all over wherever you put them otherwise. I've gone around to dispose of them in the spring, & they've had spiderwebs built on/around them...

  • Dfm
    on Oct 4, 2019

    crickets and mice dont like the hedge apples

  • Abby Carwile
    Abby Carwile
    on Oct 4, 2019

    I spray painted some gold once for Christmas. They did eventually rot, but that was about the time I was finished with them.

  • Mickie
    on Oct 4, 2019

    We used to place them in cabinets to keep out roaches and crickets. Good luck.

  • MGMN
    on Oct 4, 2019

    There are many crafts you can use Osage Orange for. You can hollow out the centers the size of a tea light candle, add the candle and do the same with other fall themed fruits/vegetables, add a few fall themed silk flowers around them and you have a beautiful table or mantle centerpiece. If you have a good sized pumpkin the Osage Orange can become your jack-o-lantern eyes. You can spray paint them or not, attach ribbon and hang them as fall/christmas decorations. And of course there's always the option of adding them to a wreath or spray for fall. Just check the internet (google) for craft ideas using Osage Orange.

  • Carol Masterson
    Carol Masterson
    on Oct 4, 2019

    I have sliced them laterally, dried, & usd them for flower heads w/ birdseed glued in middle. They make a wavy blossom head.

  • Kathy Long
    Kathy Long
    on Oct 5, 2019

    I used to make half inch slices and lay the slices on an old screen, from a window. Left them to dry out in the sun. After they are dried, there are so many things to do. Let their dried shapes be your guide. I made mobiles with bird seeds stuck to them. Paint them, and on and on!

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