Add some sheen to your seasonal decor by making these metallic apples. Use creamy metallic waxes to transform faux fruit from the dollar store into pretty fall décor.

I love a project that gets your hand dirty. It makes people think you’ve been working hard!

But these metallic apples are a breeze to make, and cheap too!

Add some sheen to your seasonal decor by making these metallic apples. Use creamy metallic waxes to transform faux fruit from the dollar store into pretty fall décor.

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To tie in with my fall decorating scheme, I added some gilding and copper to foam apples from the Dollar Tree using a combination of Rub ‘n’ Buff and DecoArt Metallic Lustre wax. Rub ‘n’ Buff comes in pretty standard colors, but the Metallic Lustre has lots of fun shades, like emerald and cobalt blue, if you want to go a bit off-the-wall when making your own metallic applies.

Supplies

Add some sheen to your seasonal decor by making these metallic apples. Use creamy metallic waxes to transform faux fruit from the dollar store into pretty fall décor.

Instructions

Dip the makeup sponge in one of the metallic waxes. Wipe the sponge on a paper plate or paint palette to remove most of the pigment. A little bit goes a long way. You want to layer on the color lightly.

Add some sheen to your seasonal decor by making these metallic apples. Use creamy metallic waxes to transform faux fruit from the dollar store into pretty fall décor.

Using a light touch, apply random streaks of the metallic wax on the apple, working from stem to base.

Add some sheen to your seasonal decor by making these metallic apples. Use creamy metallic waxes to transform faux fruit from the dollar store into pretty fall décor.

Using a second sponge, repeat the process with a second color, filling in any blank spots. When working with the Rub ‘n’ Buff, only squeeze a small amount from the tube at a time. It doesn’t take much at all.

Continue layering on the metallic wax in light coats until you have achieved the desired look. I like to layer the colors on top of one another, while allowing some of the apple’s original color to peek through.

Add some sheen to your seasonal decor by making these metallic apples. Use creamy metallic waxes to transform faux fruit from the dollar store into pretty fall décor.

I love how the technique looks on the red apples, as well as the green ones. It would also look stunning on pumpkins.(Note to self: try that!)

Add some sheen to your seasonal decor by making these metallic apples. Use creamy metallic waxes to transform faux fruit from the dollar store into pretty fall décor.

Don’t forget to add a little gold or copper to the stems of your metallic apples.

Add some sheen to your seasonal decor by making these metallic apples. Use creamy metallic waxes to transform faux fruit from the dollar store into pretty fall décor.

Display the metallic apples in a dough bowl or, as I’ve done, in urns on a bed of shredded wood excelsior.

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  1. Love this idea! Your metallic apples look great!
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