Apple Bombs

Acid green Spider Mums are placed in green apple vases for an explosive centerpiece.

I crave the color green at this time of year.

Arrangements like this are quick, inexpensive and fresh.

To make these, I cored the apples (keeping the base intact) and filled with water soaked Oasis (available in the floral supply section of any craft store) and stuck a short stemmed Spider Mum inside. Make sure your apples do not leak by letting them sit on a tray for about 15 minutes before placing them directly on your table. Check moisture every day – water as needed.


  1. Julie  February 25, 2011

    OMG! I Just love your apple bombs!!! So adorable!!!

  2. here be dragons  February 25, 2011

    I love ’em. So unexpected and cute! They look like some weird new creature.

  3. Steff  February 25, 2011

    I LOVE that first photo! You should make it available as an art print, really. Whow!

  4. jenclair  February 26, 2011

    I’m in love with your apples — both flowers and candles! I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas!

  5.  February 26, 2011

    I too crave that new (Spring) green color of your apple bombs.
    Thanks for sharing this uplifting idea! Like Steff, I think all these pics would make great art prints, minus the foam shot…

  6. tamzen lundy  February 26, 2011

    I’m sooo inspired by your creativity! Going to give this a try, maybe with red apples as a variation.

    • camilla  February 26, 2011

      Tamzen – Red apples would be beautiful! Thanks for your kind comment – take care, Camilla

  7. Peaches  March 17, 2011

    Lovin on this! I have paired spider mums with eggplants, but it never occurred to me to pair them with similarly-chartreusey-toned granny apples. I am making note of this one for sho!

  8. Cristina Ponte  April 10, 2011

    Me encantaron las manzanas,las encuentro muy decorativas y me gusto mucho la explicación.

  9. Cristina Ponte  April 10, 2011

    No entendí bien que clase de semilla se planta en la manzana,y cuanto tiempo tarda en crecer.

    • camilla  April 10, 2011

      Cristina – “No es una planta, es una flor de corte. El tipo de flor es una madre araña. Me acaba de cortar la flor y la puso en la manzana – como si fuera un florero.” Gracias, Camilla

  10. carina  May 21, 2012

    quiero el nombre exacto de esa planta, soy de Argentina, no la conozco y me encanto

    • camilla  May 21, 2012

      Carina, Hi there! This flower is called a Spider Mum. Best of luck, Camilla