It is officially apple season. While apples are great for snacking, did you know they are also great for crafting? Crafting with apples can be easy and fun, you just need a little inspiration. Take a peek below at 5 Crafting Ideas Using Apples so you can put all of those apples you picked (or purchased) to good use!
5 Crafting Ideas Using Apples
1. Apple votive holder.
This is one of my favorite ways to use apples when crafting. Take a battery operated votive or a metal lined votive. Carve out the top of the apple in a circle around the stem. Remove and clean so the votive fits nicely. Press the votive into place, light, and enjoy!
2. Apple vase.
This concept is much like the one above, but instead you are using the apple to hold flowers instead of candles. Carve out a space around the stem, about 1 inch deep and 1 inch across. Take a small piece of wet florist foam and soak it in water until full. Press the wet florists foam into the space. Remove any extra foam that doesn't fit. Fill with cut flowers and display on your fall table.
3. Dried apple garland.
Core your apple and cut it into 1 inch thick slices. It does not matter what kind of apples you use, as once they dry the skin typically looks the same color. Place the slices directly onto the oven rack and bake at 275 degrees for about 1 hour or until dry. Remove, allow to cool, and thread the apple pieces through some ribbon. Display on a mantel, shelf, or even a door way.
4. Apple spice scented sachets.
Dry your apples according the directions in #3. Remove and allow to cool. Cut them into smaller pieces and mix in a bowl with some cinnamon, nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, dried cloves, and a few drops of vanilla oil. Mix well and place the mixture in some burlap and tie with string. It makes the perfect fall scented sachet. Discard at the end of the season.
5. Apple stamps.
Cut your apple in half and dry the exposed side with a paper towel. Dip the exposed side into some paint, blot, and press to some craft paper. The image of the apple will take shape on the paper when you lift. Allow to dry and display the apple print for some instant fall art. You can even try this activity and stamp the apple on burlap bags, burlap bunting, or any burlap/canvas items for that matter. Be sure to have plenty of yellow, green, and red craft paint on hand.
See how easy it can be to craft with apples? You are sure to find something for yourself and even the kiddos. Give these activities a try this season and see which ones you enjoy best.