Hey there Mod Podge Rockers! I’m Rachel from Bubbly Nature Creations and I am SUPER excited to be blogging here sharing my fabric apples. Amy is the sweetest and her blog is simply amazing- she should be dubbed the Mod Podge Queen! That is why I was stoked when she told me she loved these little apples that I made and was willing to host me as her guest blogger. So without further ado I present to you . . . Dappled Apples!
Are these not the cutest apples you ever did see? They are so simple to make and super thrifty. My favorite kind of craft . . . cheap and easy! These little apples make a big statement. I went with bright colors (cause that’s how I roll), but these can easily be adapted to fit any color scheme. So you want to know the genius behind the apples, eh (did I forget to mention that being a guest blogger has swelled my ego a bit)? Well, genius or not . . . here it is . . .
What you will need for this project:
Mod Podge (of course!)
Styrofoam apples or Styrofoam apple ornaments (got mine from Dollar Tree)
Twirly straws (the hard, plastic kind)
Let’s start with the ornament. This is the before of my apple. It has clear little beads glued on top of it- so with my hands I just scraped them off. Beware: this is very messy!
This is what the apple looked like without the beads. This worried me a bit… but there are better things to come! I also took the stem out because it didn’t match my fabric, but you can leave yours in if it matches your color scheme.
Next I took the straws and cut the ends off about one inch.
I inserted the straw into my apple and secured with hot glue (ignore the fact this is the finished project – just imagine it without the fabric).
Now comes the fun part. Take your fabric scraps and start cutting them up into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces. You will need about 20 of them to cover your apple depending on the size.
Once you have enough fabric, start painting Mod Podge on the back of one piece. Lay the piece where you want it on your apple then press and smooth out the piece. Repeat this process with the other pieces until your apple is covered. After it has had time to dry for about 30 minutes, paint the whole apple with a generous coat of Mod Podge.
When dry, add a little fabric leaf with some hot glue and you’ll have yourself a Dappled Apple!
I have these apples on display shelves (right next to pics of the real “apples of my eye”). They would also look great in a little glass bowl, on a wreath or just about anywhere you need a whimsical pop of color! Thank you so much Amy and everyone at this Mod Podge Rocks party for letting me share with you today! You can check out my other fun tutorials at Bubbly Nature Creations. Happy creating!