Dry apples for that perfect project by following these steps.
Apple aren't just for eating. You can use sliced dried apples to add a little interest to your next craft project. Making the dried apple slices is half the fun and a great way to spend a lazy afternoon.
You Will Need
* 2 c. lemon juice
* 3 tbsp. salt
* Paper towels
* Baking sheet
* Matte or clear acrylic spray
Step 1: Preheat oven
Preheat your oven to 150 degrees while you mix the lemon juice and salt in a large bowl.
How To Dry Apple Slices For Crafts: Slice apples
Step 2: Slice apples
Peel, core, and slice the apples into ¼-inch pieces.
Step 3: Soak apples
Soak the apple slices in the lemon juice mixture for 20 minutes.
How To Dry Apple Slices For Crafts: Remove apples
Step 4: Remove apples
Remove the apples and pat them dry with paper towels.
Step 5: Put on baking sheet
Place the apples in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake them in the oven for 6 hours.
If the apples begin to curl, flip them over.
Step 6: Spray with acrylic
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the apples cool. Then remove them to a work surface and spray the apples with two coats of acrylic spray.
Step 7: Let dry
Let the spray dry between coats. Then cut and shape the pieces and get to crafting.
Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.