I tried and tried to find instructions for doing this online but didn't find one that I liked. I'm a pictures kinda gal. Give me pictures and I can do it. So, here's my version of what I think miniature Apples should look like. Oh, and I actually had someone ask me if these were baby applies, he he! I thought that was so cute!
Ingredients & Supplies
4 Large Apples (makes approx 2 dozen)
1" Melon Baller
4.5" Lollipop stick cut in half
3" x 4" self-sealing bags
Bag Toppers by ShabbyShoppe.com
Wax Paper on a Cookie Sheet
Using your melon ball scoop, scoop out 6 or so bits from your apple.
Dip each in lemon juice and pat dry
Insert half lollipop sticks in to the skin side of your apple.
Chocolate should be ready and melted according to the instructions.
To make things simple for me, I used the microwave chocolate.
Make sure to cover all of the flesh that is exposed and on up around the skin.
Hold over a small glass container after removing from chocolate and sprinkle with your sugar sprinkles of choice.
Place on wax paper to cool and harden apples.
Once chocolate is hard, place each one in a self-sealing bag and seal.
Attach a personalized bag topper and they are ready!
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Early last spring I knitted this hat for a gift this upcoming Christmas for a new little addition to my extended family. I've been waiting for the perfect idea for an embellishment. I ran across pictures of similar roses online that where used for tiny little baby things and thought they'd be perfect only I wanted mine to be bigger. You know, for the tiniest little diva.
You'll need to cut 4 graduated sizes of a synthetic satin. I up-cycled a pair of polyester pants in a bright and shiny fuchsia. I love the idea of up-cycling clothing!
They don't have to be perfect circles but do the best you can.
Use a steady flame and be careful not to get burned.
Take your circle shiny side facing the flame and let the flames tip, kiss the edge of the fabric. You will see that as it heats, the edge will melt. Let the flame heat the fabric just inside that edge to gently encourage it to turn inward.
Once you've finished all of your pieces you'll have a nice stacked set of petals.
Pick a pretty button, I wanted one with more sparkle but couldn't find one in my stash. You could even handstich these little circles together and put a drop of hot glue in the center and sprinkle with glass beads. Just do what you think you'll like most.
Cut your petals from felt and using upholstery or silk thread, stitch all the pieces together onto your accessory. I'm thinking headbands, hats, belts, and even shoes. I might have to make a set to dress up a pair of old heels. The end result is so much more beautiful in person.