Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial: Primitive Grungy Fruit!

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.

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