I was looking for a unique center piece idea. I knew I wanted something that said food and it had to sparkle. I found what I was looking for when I was at Michael’s Crafts. Paper mache fruit. No joke. There were 6 different kind of fruit to choose from. I decided to go with apples and pears since they are my kid’s favorite.
What you will need:
- fake fruit
- mod podge
- white acrylic paint
- paint brush
- clear gloss sealer-spray paint
Before we start make sure your work area is protected. This can be a messy project.
Make sure your paint is completely dry before moving on. Put a good amount of mod podge on. You don’t want clumps, but you also don’t want a thin layer. I used a paper plate under my fruit when I added the glitter. That way I could empty the unused glitter back into its container to use again.
When the mod podge is completely dry(25-30 mins. depending on how thick it is) go back and check for any spots that glitter didn’t stick too or was knocked off. Simply dab a little mod podge right on to the spot and add glitter again.
Once your fruit is completely dry, spray the fruit with a clear gloss sealant (follow all safety directions listed on spray can). Allow to dry completely.
I love how these turned out. They add the right amount of sparkle to my table. Now I just have to find the right way to display them. Another tutorial? Maybe 🙂