Apple Shrunken Heads DIY

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Hello my dearest readers, Halloween is a fabulous time of the year, its all about being weird and wacky and generally being as wild as you can! I currently own three young apple trees and two are doing fine however, on the last tree, a blight was caught and the apples are inedible!! luckily, I love halloween DIYs and the one I am about to attempt is perfect for my diseased little apples! One of my favourite things about halloween is the decorations and so, today, I will be documenting my attempt at creating shrunken apple heads! Lets slay this!

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Here is the tutorial that inspired me:
http://www.ehow.com/how_4558713_make-dried-apple-shrunken-heads.html?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=fanpage&utm_content=inline

Equipment

  • Peeler
  • Sharp Knive
  • Apples
  • Lemon
  • Salt

Method

  • Preheat oven to lowest temperature possible!!!
  • Peel the apples
  • Carve out faces into the apple14550954_1794310324187693_1507470809_o
  • Dab lemon wedges in the salt and up and squeeze the wedge all over the apples -to prevent browning!
  • Lay the apples standing up on a baking tray on baking parchment
  • Place in oven and slowly dry them for about 4 hours or until they look completely shrivelled

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  • Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 19.15.39.pngOne shrivelled you can begin to give them character, I sowed my apple’s mouths shut with darning wool and a thick needle.
  • For the hair, I threaded a loop of darning wool through a long needle, tied  a lot of ratty brown wool to the loop and dragged it through.
  • I tied a huge know [the beard] at the bottom of the wool so that it stopped going through the wool and would thus hang

I was really happy with my overall result and the cooking apple smell was an added bonus!!

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Well thats all for now! Instagram us with your recreations, be sure to like comment and subscribe to see more posts like this one, happy haunting!! xx
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