I thought I would share my grungy fruit recipe! From the photo you will see that I made these into pumpkins, but I have made them into pears and apples too. The dough is so easy to work with and you can whip up a bunch of these for yourself and for gifts in no time.
1 cup cinnamon
1 TB ground Cloves
1 TB ground Nutmeg
3/4 cup Applesauce
2 TB white glue
Cinnamon for rolling
tendrils from grapevine, sticks for stems, etc.
Combine cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg. Add the applesauce & glue, and stir to combine. Work mixture with your hands kneading for about 2-3 minutes.
Now, take some of the dough and form into the shape of which ever fruit you are making.
Okay, once you are done forming your fruits, place cinnamon in a shallow dish. Roll each fruit in the cinnamon until covered. Poke either you tendrils or sticks in for a stem.
Allow to dry on wire rack at room temperature. Turn over after a day for even drying. Can take up to 2-3 days to dry.
Now, you can enjoy your fruit as is, or you can mix up a mixture of mod podge, coffee grounds & cinnamon and paint on to fruit with a brush. Allow to dry.