Tuesday, January 31, 2012

K-cup apple basket

Make some more veggies for your K-cup bushel baskets.  These apples are easy as pie (apple pie that is) to make. You can quickly create them in a few minutes with inexpensive polymer clay. 

You will need:

Polymer clay, red, yellow

Polymer clay gloss finish

Green floral wire, wire cutters, and needle nosed pliers

Small paintbrush

Tacky glue

Toothpick or clay pick tool

Waxed paper to protect work surface

Aluminum foil

Oven for baking (Do not use a microwave)

Make the K-cup basket as detailed in the following blog post: http://makeiteasycrafts.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-make-miniature-bushel-basket.html2.

1.     Roll an equal amount of red and yellow polymer clay into snake shapes and twist together.  Keep kneading the clay, blending the yellow into the red for a streaky effect.

2.     Pinch off small amounts a bit larger than pea size and roll into an apple shape tapping on the work surface to slightly flatten the bottom.  Poke a hole in the top with the toothpick or clay tool.

3.     Snip a small ½” piece of floral wire and curl one end.  Poke into the top of a few apples.  You do not need to do it to all of them.

4.     Cover a baking pan with aluminum foil and bake the apples 15 minutes at 275 degrees

5.     When the apples have cooled, spread some glue on the top area of the basket and start adding the apples.  Pile them on top in a pleasing arrangement with the ones with the wire stems facing up.  Let the glue dry.

6.     When the glue has dried, brush some gloss finish on the apples to make them shiny.