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

by DIY Maven

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...

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How To: Shrunken Apple Heads.

by Chris Gardner

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...

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DIY Apple Chips!

by Chris Gardner

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.

 

DIY Apple Chips!

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.

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A Solar Powered Laptop?

by Chris Gardner

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...

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Spice Up Your Home With a Dried Apple Wreath.

by Chris Gardner

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...

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