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My Halloween party table would not be complete without a giant tray of sticky and sweet candied apples.
My Halloween party table would not be complete without a giant tray of sticky and sweet candied apples. While they are usually made in cherry red, I prefer to make mine orange instead. The trick to successful entertaining is adding personal flair where it’s unexpected, like on the stick of a candy-covered apple!

From Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween: A Glittered Guide for Whimsical Crafting! by Stephen Brown/Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC

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  • How to create art / a model. Spooky Forest Sticks - Step 1
    Step 1

    Use a ruler to measure 8½ inches away from the pointed end of a kitchen skewer. Mark with a pencil, then use wire cutters to cut the skewer. The pointed end will go into the apple.

  • How to create art / a model. Spooky Forest Sticks - Step 2
    Step 2

    Wrap the skewer with floral tape to cover 4½ inches from the top.

  • How to create art / a model. Spooky Forest Sticks - Step 3
    Step 3

    Wrap a flattened piece of paperclay around the skewer, covering 4½ inches from the top. It should just overlap itself around the skewer. Trim off any excess.

  • How to create art / a model. Spooky Forest Sticks - Step 4
    Step 4

    Roll the paperclay–covered skewer into shape between your hands, then flatten the end so it looks like a cut twig.

  • How to create art / a model. Spooky Forest Sticks - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use a kitchen fork to create a wood-grain pattern.

  • How to create art / a model. Spooky Forest Sticks - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use wire cutters to cut a roundheaded straight pin short enough to push into the clay but not go all the way through.

  • How to create art / a model. Spooky Forest Sticks - Step 7
    Step 7

    Press into the paperclay where you want the eyes to be.

  • How to create art / a model. Spooky Forest Sticks - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use a sculpting tool (or a skewer) to create the mouth.

  • How to create art / a model. Spooky Forest Sticks - Step 9
    Step 9

    Create branches by pressing in several pieces of wire.

  • How to create art / a model. Spooky Forest Sticks - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut leaves from card stock and attach them to the branches with white glue.

  • How to create art / a model. Spooky Forest Sticks - Step 11
    Step 11

    Paint a brown base coat, then add wood-grain details with other shades of acrylic paint. You want it to resemble a wooden twig. Allow to dry.

  • How to create art / a model. Spooky Forest Sticks - Step 12
    Step 12

    Finish by painting the face, eyes, and leaves. Now you can make a whole forest!

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rachel.brennan.31924
rachel.brennan.31924 · Perkasie, Pennsylvania, US
love it
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Hermione Granger
Hermione Granger · Mayo Abbey, Mayo, IE
cuteHappy
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Soundsargent
Soundsargent · Weldon, Saskatchewan, CA · 2 projects
They look adorable!
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Juliet J.
Juliet J. · Cuneo, Piemonte, IT · 63 projects
So fun Happy
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