Floral Occasions & Holidays

DIY Rosh Hashanah Decorations: How to Make a Fresh Apple Vase

September 22, 2014

rosh-hashanah-decorations-diy-apple-vase-2Looking for the perfect Rosh Hashanah centerpiece or accent? Take inspiration from the star of the menu – apples – and turn them into wow-worthy décor with a few simple steps!

Using just a knife and flowers, we turned this go-to Rosh Hashanah treat into a conversation starting decoration. After creating your apple flowers, you can turn this DIY idea into place cards for a table setting (just tie a nametag around the apples), a juicy and vibrant centerpiece, or sweet accent pieces when you spread several throughout the room.

As this is a vase made from a fresh fruit, it is best to make these beauties the night before or morning of, if possible. Each apple takes about five minutes to make.

rosh-hashanah-decorations-diy-apple-vase-suppliesSupplies for Fresh Apple Vase

Fresh Apples (we used Granny Smith and Red Delicious)
Knife
Water
Scissors

Directions for Fresh Apple Vase

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Use you knife to carve an opening at the top of your apple. The carving should be a minimum of about 1 inch, with a maximum varying based on the size of your apple. Your hole should be large enough to fill with a bit of water and a small piece of flower stem, but small enough that you are not fully reaching the bottom skin of the apple.

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Once your apple is carved, carefully fill it up with water. Leave a bit of room at the top of the apple so the water does not spill over when you add the flower.

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Finally, trim your flower down so the stem fits the size of your carving and the flower head sits comfortably on the top of the apple.

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Now, your fresh apple vases are ready to show off!