I love the versatility of the apple. Whether you eat it fresh, baked, pureed, or smothered in caramel, it’s a wonderful thing. Did you know you can craft with apples too?!
Say “hello” to the apple candle. These are just perfect for your autumn mantle decor or used as a centerpiece. Liz from Say Yes To Hoboken shares how to quickly make a few (or a bunch!) of your own! Visit Say Yes To Hoboken for the full tutorial! Continue Reading
This time of year means one thing and one thing only, as far as produce goes that is. It’s the beginning of apple season. Lucky for us, however, it’s pretty much apple season all year round. Whether it’s New Zealand Braeburns or Minnesota Honeycrisps*, there’s always something delicious to choose from. So, in celebration of that dependable–and yummy–fruit, I decided to surf the waves for how-to’s using them in decor projects. Here are some of the best:
The mini apple vases, pictured above, are from Toildrop, and I love, love, LOVE them, especially paired up with the spider mums. Continue Reading
I got The Amazing Apple Book for Christmas 1993, and I adored each of its pages. My favorite project included carving a face in a fresh, ripe apple and leaving it out to dry and shrivel into a little fruit flavored shrunken face…though my parents always made me store mine in the basement, and they usually caught a coat of mold.
But, Floral Showers seems to have this perfect fall project down. Super fun!
Come fall time, apples simply seem to just find themselves in our kitchens. From sales at the super market, to orchard picking excursions, or from the trees in your own yard and neighborhood, autumn is abundant apple time.
And, apparently, it’s quite easy to use ’em in bulk by making your own apple chips, perfect for adding to granola or cereal or just munching for a healthy snack. Here’s how.
So, Apple has apparently captured the technology to power their portable electronics with el sol. So states Inhabitat: “Apple just filed a patent to infuse their hand-helds and computers with a thin film of solar cells, paving the way for a new generation of gadgets with battery life boosted by the sun. The patent approaches the prospect from every angle, with schematics to stack photovoltaic cells beneath the entire surface of their portables – including the screen!” Continue Reading
“Dried apples and cinnamon give that cider smell that is so closely associated with the Christmas season. I wanted to add a little spice to the house and try a new craft so I decided to make a dried apple wreath. This was not as easy as I had anticipated. The main reason being that I seriously lacked common sense when reading the directions! The first dried apple recipe that I found suggested baking them at 350 degrees for an hour. Continue Reading