BOOI love to trick people and when I saw these faux candy apples at
Stow and Tell U's post a few weeks ago, I nearly fell out of my shell!
twelve to be exact.
I knew I had the supplies on hand to trick everyday
folk into taking large bites of Styrofoam.
We could laugh together as they
beat me down with the remaining apple stick.
I seem to have a love of faux fruit.
You can see more apples here:
Apple Christmas Tree which by the way, I will
have three done for my Christmas tree trio! Stay tuned.
(Also a Styrofoam surprise which doesn't include fruit of any kind)
I started by drilling some pilot holes in the
apples so that I didn't collapse the fruit when
inserting the twig. Not that I knew it
would collapse or anything....just an
educated guess cuz I'm smart like that!
Glue and paint were mixed just like the instructions at
You should pop over and see her apples. They are suweeeeet!
Glue paint was poured over the apples
and a few sprinkles were added! (one more step in my trickery)
After they were dry, I sprayed each apple with a few coats of satin clear coat spray paint. Gloss paint would have been more suitable, because who doesn't like shiny things but hey, you gotta use what's on hand.
You guessed it! It wouldn't be Feral Turtle if there were no spiders....
Thanks Heather for this slight addiction!
For permanent adhesion, I opted out of hot glue and used contact cement. Worked like a charm.
I decided to use them at our Thanksgiving buffet for labeling food. I was going to use them as name placement cards but being trapped at a table full of hungry peeps, it would be harder for me to duck from flying sticks
Somebody actually screamed and threw one of the apples on the ground shouting spider obscenities. Poor Charlotte, she didn't know what hit her.
After straightening out her legs, she was fine,
although hours later I found her swimming in the punchbowl
singing old Irish folksongs.
Somebody spiked the punch!
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