Just after Thanksgiving, we start decorating our home for Christmas. We never do it all at once, but instead, take our time and enjoy the process itself. When the big day actually gets closer, we may make some natural or edible decorations for an extra festive feel. These DIY Decorative Apples add just the right amount of sparkle as a holiday centerpiece or tabletop focal point!
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- 1 C. Confectioners’ sugar
- 1 ½ to 2 Tbsp. water
- Granulated sugar
- Edible Glitter Stars*Optional
- Food coloring *Optional
- Cake/candy decorating brushes
- Cake/candy decorating stencils *Optional
- Mix sugar into the water.
- Start at lesser amount of water and add more if necessary.
- Adjust amount of either as necessary to make a fairly stiff icing.
- Add food color if desired.
- Brush icing onto apples in desired shapes free hand or use stencils.
- Sprinkle granulated sugar, sprinkles, or edible decorations onto confectioners’ sugar design before it dries.
- Lightly brush away any excess sugar with ear swabs.
These DIY Decorative Apples are so easy and simple to make. If you make a mistake, just wipe away sugar with water and start over. DIY Decorative Apples are also super affordable because, if you haven’t left them out for too long, you can clean the sugar off and easily repurpose them as a healthy snack! Check out some of the related apple posts I’ve linked for recipes you can use the leftover apples for.
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Did you make these DIY Decorative Apples? What designs did you use? If you like these DIY Decorative Apples, please like, pin, and share.
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Lisa is a mother of three lovely young women and is a new grandmother to a baby boy! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years. Lisa is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Running a small business for over 25 years and raising a family has made for a busy, busy life with many ups and downs; it’s definitely been an adventure.
Lisa’s always involved in one project or another whether it’s work related or serving her community. She also recently went back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in American Studies. Lisa tries to make every day a good day—that means learning something new, practicing kindness, and enjoying the present moment.