Make It: Create Fall-Tastic Candles From Apples

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

Five Apple Desserts To Try This Weekend

Summer came and went, and now Autumn is upon us. It’s now perfectly acceptable to break out the pumpkin and apple treats. Here are five apple desserts that you should make this weekend!      

 

1. If you’re having people over for the big game, serve this Apple Pie Dip with Cinnamon & Sugar Tortilla Chips! via The Peach Kitchen 

2. Ah yes. The obligatory Apple Cider Donut. It’s an Autumn must!  via Say Yes To Hoboken 

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Apple Decor: 6 DIY Projects Using Fall’s Favorite Fruit

apple bombs

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

How To: Shrunken Apple Heads.

Shrunken Apple Head

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!

This one above my favorite: It looks like Conan! Continue Reading

DIY Apple Chips!

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.

A Solar Powered Laptop?

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

Spice Up Your Home With a Dried Apple Wreath.

Francesca Clarke from DIYLife remarks:

“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