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How to Make Sugared Artificial Fruit

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It’s almost Christmas time! Are you looking for a unique and festive way to decorate your home this holiday season? If so, then you need to check out this tutorial for how to make sugared artificial fruit to use in wreaths, floral arrangements or even to fill a fruit bowl for your kitchen table. Making your own sugared fruit will not only save you money, but this would be a fun project to do with your kids or grandchildren.

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What You’ll Need

***Note: If you prefer a more matte look, you can use embossing powder instead of glitter***

Step By Step Instructions

  • Insert wooden floral pick or skewer into fruit
  • Coat fruit with Modge Podge, taking care to cover generously and completely. If you find you missed spots later, you can come back over it with Modge Podge.
  • Sprinkle with coarse glitter, shaking off excess
  • Sprinkle with fine glitter, shaking off excess
  • (Optional) Paint with another coat of Modge Podge to seal. You could probably spray with glossy sealant when dry but I have not tried this
  • Place into foam block or other to dry. I usually leave for 24 hours.
  • Enjoy

How to Make Sugared Artificial Fruit

I hope you give this simple DIY project a try! It’s fun, easy, and kid-friendly. Plus, it’s an inexpensive way to add a touch of color and sweetness to your holiday decor.

I’d love to see how you use sugared fruit in your own Christmas decorations. Be sure to share photos of your finished projects in the comments or on social media using the hashtag #aDOORableDecoDecor

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You may also enjoy this post where I show how to make a Christmas Lantern topper.

To learn wreath design on a deeper level, you can also join my private wreath making group, Teri’s Wreath Works, here.

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