This DIY Valentine’s Day Craft is so easy. Add pink foil leaf to create beautiful shiny pink apples in less than thirty minutes.
If you are looking for a fun and easy craft project try making these pink foil apples! They’re perfect for a Valentine’s Day craft. In this post, we will show you how to add a little sparkle to faux apples with pink foil leaf.
You might remember the gold and silver leaf pears I made for Christmas. I loved them so much and I knew I wanted to make some more. When I did some research, I discovered that foil leaf comes in a lot of colors. So I decided to make pink foil apples for a Valentine’s Day craft.
Don’t these pink foil faux apples just look amazing?
I also teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers, Thistlewood Farms, Happy Happy Nester, Tatertots and Jello, and The DIY Mommy. We are all sharing a 30 Minute Valentine’s Day Craft. Be sure and scroll to the bottom to see their crafts.
These apples are bright, and colorful, and look amazing in my kitchen. They look so incredible, will probably move them all around the house so don’t be surprised when you see them in another room!
These apples are a thirty-minute craft. While you can’t make twelve of them in thirty minutes, you can make a few. I love it when I do a craft that is easy and inexpensive but looks amazing.
How to Make Pink Foil Apples Valentine’s Day Craft
Difficulty Level: Medium*
(It’s not that this craft is complicated. The foil is very thin and requires a bit of patience.*)
Approximate cost: $3.00 per apple
*Before we get started, I want to say that foil leaf is incredibly delicate and thin! You can’t pick it up with your fingers so instead, you can pull off one side of the outside paper and press the foil directly onto the piece of fruit. The nice thing about foil leaf is that you can use a lot of sheets. If you place a sheet on the fruit and there are a lot of missing spots, just use another one over the area that needs coverage. Don’t expect to apply the foil leaf perfectly. Just use as many sheets as you need to cover the fruit.
Foil leaf, I have now learned, comes in a lot of different colors. I have used rose gold, silver, and gold. I discovered more colors (these come in a set): blue, gold, pink, purple, red, cyan, peach purple, gold, and rose red.
For this project, I used pink. (This link has 100 sheets of single colors.) I made twelve pink apples with 100 sheets.
Materials List to Make Pink Foil Apples
Here is what you need to make these apples.
Metal Leaf Foil (100 sheets covered 12 apples. I used Rose Red.)
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Step 1: Paint the outside of each of the apples with the Metal leaf adhesive. Let it sit for about 15 minutes. (By the time you have finished painting them you can start adding the foil.)
Step 2: Carefully remove one side of the foil cover and lay it on top of the apple.
See how easily the metal leaf adheres to the fruit.
Step 3: Carefully press the foil to the sides of the apple.
Step 4: Add more foil to the apple. Press down the foil with your fingers (or the paper if your fingers get sticky.)
Step 5: Continue the same process until the apple is covered.
I kept adding more foil until they were almost covered completely.
You can compare the difference here between the green and pick apples.
Don’t the apples look amazing sitting atop my new white Mosser glass cake stand?
So grab some glue, and some foil leaf, and get crafting!
It is so quick, inexpensive, and fun to do.
Ready to gather all the materials you need to make this amazing craft? I have linked everything below for you!
Other Ways to Change the Color of Faux Fruit
Changing the color of faux fruit can be a fun and easy way to customize your decor and make it more personal. Here are a few ways to change the color of faux fruit:
- Paint: Use acrylic paint or spray paint to change the color of the faux fruit. Make sure to use a paint that is specifically designed for use on plastic or foam surfaces.
- Dye: Use fabric dye or dye specifically made for plastics to change the color of the faux fruit. Mix the dye according to the package instructions and submerge the faux fruit in the dye for a few minutes.
- Markers or pens: Use permanent markers or paint pens to color the faux fruit. This method is great for small details or for creating patterns on the fruit.
- Glitter or glitter paint: Use glitter or glitter paint to add a touch of sparkle and shine to the faux fruit. You can use glitter glue or spray adhesive to apply the glitter.
- Mod Podge: Use Mod Podge to change the color of the faux fruit. Mix the Mod Podge with acrylic paint to create a paint that can be brushed onto the fruit.
It’s important to note that you should always do a small test on a small area of the fruit before applying the colorant, to make sure it will not melt or damage the surface.
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