How to Make Faux Candy Apples

Come fall, I’m always craving candy apples! While I can’t necessarily keep fresh ones around all the time (hello, calories!) I can satisfy myself with some seasonally appropriate eye candy…faux candy apples! These are perfect!

single faux candy apple with tag

How sweet (pun intended) are these faux candy apples? It such a fun way to decorate for fall and Halloween. Be sure to tell your guests they aren’t real though, as they may try to take a bite-they look that real!

supplies needed for FAUX CANDY APPLES

  • Acrylic paint in a caramel color – I did cinnamon in FolkArt
  • Mod podge –  I use matte but other formulas will work too if that’s what you have on-hand
  • Faux apples – any color works fine
  • Clear cellophane wrap on roll or bags (not necessary to have)
  • Wooden dowels, or twigs, or craft sticks
  • Ribbon of your choice. I recommend smaller width but you can use wider width and cut it in half. The material can also be used cut in strips for your decorative touch. Use what you have on hand if you can
  • Tags – also not necessary, but does add a cute decorative touch

supplies for faux candy apples

how to make fAUX candy Apples

complete STEP by STep video tutorial is inside southern crush creative club vip membership here.

This project was crafted by Celebrity Crafter: Donna Wingo
Celebrity Crafter’s Facebook Page: Crafty Gram

faux candy apples in bucket display


Once you make this fun project, you’ll be displaying faux candy apples absolutely everywhere! Here are a few spots you can place this fall decor:

  • kitchen table
  • countertop (try them perched on a cake stand for some added visual interest!)
  • bookshelves
  • console table
  • fireplace mantle
  • desk

candy apples on counter

Other fun crafts to make:

faux candy apple supplies


I especially love this project because it’s just so much cute!

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I can’t wait to see how yours turns out.

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