Monday, July 6, 2009

Apple in a Frame

I saw an idea to put styrofoam fruit in a frame over at Just a Girl where she featured this craft idea from The Happy Homebody. The original was a pear in a frame, but I used an apple.

. . . and I added my own touch to match my decor. I cut vinyl letters out with my Cricut Expression to adhere to the front of the glass. And I used 2 types of paper with a ribbon at the line. I love, love, love this! I'm probably going to make an orange and maybe banana one too.
One side note - I've seen a few craft sites attempt this project, but no one ever mentioned this slight problem - there was cement in the middle of my apple. I was about an inch through and the knife wouldn't budge, so I put all my weight on it and still, nothing. So I got brave and pulled it apart a bit and found this chunk of cement! Just don't tell my husband I used his nice (and expensive) chef's knife on this project. :)


  1. This is so cute! I love that we have the same idea for our blogs - only I cook during my daughter's naptime! :) I am glad to have found you, I am definitely craft-impaired!

  2. Hahaha! Who would have expected cement in the middle of your sytro apple?!

  3. what a fab idea! I'm saving this for end of school year presents!