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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.


Discussion

  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. Donna@soakinginmustard.com  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…
    Peace,
    Donna

  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