Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Craft #3: Glittered Apple & Pear Ornaments

Last week, when my husband and I were decorating our Christmas tree, Adam looked at these glittered fruit ornaments and asked me, "Where did you get these?" He thought I bought them! What a compliment.
I used the following supplies to create these festive fruit ornaments:
(faux apples and pears, wire cutters, paintbrush metallic craft paint, glitter, wire, Mod Podge)
FYI: I found the faux fruits in the wreath-supply aisle at A.C. Moore for about $3/box.

Here's how these ornaments came together!
Step #1:
I started by covering the fruits in the metallic green, red and gold paints with my 1/4" paintbrush. I used Folk Art-brand metallic craft paint in 'peridot green', 'bright red' and 'Inca gold'. 
Step #2:
While the paint was drying, I created wire loops for each fruit to hang from. I punctured each fruit with the wire loops and each fit tightly into the foam core of the fruit.
Step #3:
With the wire loops in each fruit and the metallic finish dry, I applied Mod Podge to each fruit and sprinkled the wet Mod Podge with Martha Stewart's "Crystal" glitter that I had lying around. 
Then, the fruits were left to dry some more.
And that's all it took! Now, our Christmas tree has another natural touch that complement the other elements like pinecones, toadstools, and birds.
(all images via Meet Me in Philadelphia)
These new sparkly fruits look as tasty as they do jolly. 


  1. I'd love to try this with lemons. Would that be weird? Thanks for sharing your expertise!


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