How to Varnish Dried Apple Crafts


Apples lend themselves to many different types of crafts. If you want to use apples for crafts, however, you must follow the proper procedure. This is because apples rot quickly, and a rotten apple does not make for a nice project. Apples can be dried in a dehydrator so that there is no liquid left in them. Once your apples are dried, you can apply a varnish to keep the apples in their dried state for a long time.

Step 1

Lay a piece of wax paper on your table. If it is a nice day, you may want to apply the varnish outside. In that case, lay the wax paper on a picnic table.

Step 2

Set your dried apples on the wax paper so that they are not touching each other.

Step 3

Hold the varnish spray 3 to 4 inches away from the dried apples and begin applying a coat to the front side of the apples (or top if they are slices).

Step 4

Wait 6 hours for the varnish to dry. Flip the apples around, or turn them over if they are slices.

Step 5

Hold the varnish spray 3 to 4 inches away from the dried apples and spray again.

Step 6

Wait another 6 hours before displaying or using your dried apples.

Things You'll Need

  • Wax paper
  • Dried apples
  • Spray varnish


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