How to Make Faux Sugared Fruit

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How to Make Faux Sugared Fruit for Home Decor by Southern Charm Wreaths

I am so excited about today’s video – How to Make Faux Sugared Fruit! No, we’re not going to eat them. ūüôā These are beautiful sugary artificial¬†fruits for your home decor. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

How to Make Faux Sugared Fruit for Home Decor

In today’s video, we’re making Faux Sugared Fruit! These sugared fruits are great in a bowl on your table as well as on a swag or wreath. As a matter of fact, I used these in my Williamsburg wreath which I just taught in my Wreath Making of the Month club! You can find these in many stores but they can get pricey, so why not make your own to get exactly what you want? Here’s how to make your Faux Sugared Fruit for Home Decor:

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How to Make Faux Sugared Fruit for Home Decor:

  • I used Styrofoam as a prop to hold the fruit while I work on them. Make holes in the Styrofoam with your awl just large enough for a wooden floral pick to fit and it will be ready for your fruit when they are ready to dry.
  • Choose which fruit you want to do first and use your awl to pierce a hole in the bottom. Put a wooden floral pick in the hole. Tip: If you will be using this in a wreath, you can go ahead and put hot glue in the hole first and then place the floral pick in.
  • Using a sponge brush, put a thin layer of Mod Podge on your fruit. I prefer to work in sections. It will look white but will dry clear I promise! Tip: I find it easiest to pour out some of the Mod Podge onto a paper plate versus dipping my brush into the jar. This way you will also be sure not to transfer any of the powder or glitter into the Mod Podge bottle.
  • Next, sprinkle the Ultra Thick Embossing Powder over the Mod Podge and shake off any excess.
  • Sprinkle the Ultra Fine Glitter¬†over the powder to give it a little extra shimmer.
  • Place the fruit in the Styrofoam to dry. I let it dry overnight. Tip: If you would like to add another layer of glitter, you can do this as soon as it is dry to the touch (Mod Podge will be clear).
  • Once fruit is completely dry (next day), spray with the Krylon UV-Resistant Sealant Gloss, being careful to follow the instructions and not spray too close to the fruit. Let dry. Apply a second coat and let dry.

Aren’t they lovely and don’t they look good enough to eat!

How to Make Faux Sugared Fruit for Home Decor by Southern Charm Wreaths


You can also see how pretty they are when used in a wreath like this Williamsburg Wreath.

How to Make Faux Sugared Fruit for Home Decor by Southern Charm Wreaths


That’s all there is to it!¬†Now let’s check out the video….

What else would look good sugared besides the fruit? Post your ideas in the comments!

In the video I mentioned my new Wreath Making of the Month club. Remember, if you join the month of December and use the coupon code WREATHLOVE you will get $8 off your subscription! For more information about the club and to subscribe, click here.

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Join my mailing list and/or follow me on Facebook where I’m LIVE most Thursdays if you want to join in on the conversation ¬†

Happy Wreathing,


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  1. Cheryle on December 31, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Julie,love love LOVE all your work. I am new to wreath making but BOY am I ever going to give it one heck of a go! I have purchased almost all your videos. One small (really) big problem. I am not very computer savvy and I was on life support until they could fix my heart,so I have trouble remembering things.I have an I-pad and I don’t know what to do. I hit the download but then I can never find them.Please HELP me . I feel like god has given me a reason,and I honestly believe it will be through you and your giving nature. We live on a fixed income so l’ve reall splurged with these videos. Hey!I just joined your wreath making of the month club. WooHoo!!what is the date of your next LIVE video? It was wonderful getting to talk with you Julie.Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Wishing you and your family a joyous New Year. Thanks for listening Cheryle

    • Julie Siomacco on January 1, 2017 at 9:17 am

      You can download PDF files to an iPad by clicking download then clicking the top of the PDF when it opens and click save to iBooks. This places it in iBooks. The videos will take up too much room to download to iPad so you will need to watch them online. Hope this helps. I post a schedule at the beginning of the month for the wreath of the month club.

  2. Christine on November 1, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    I am not familiar with embossing powder.
    What purpose does it serve in making sugared fruit with fine glitter as you have done?

    I have seen other artificial sugar sprinkles to cover fruit. What is your comment on heavier glitter, sand-like white stuff, or tiny caviar balls?


    • Julie Siomacco on November 1, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      If you can’t find sugared fruit for your wreaths, I’m showing you how to make it.

      • Felicity on November 25, 2017 at 11:27 am

        I think her question was why do you need embossing powder in addition to the glitter?

        • test2 Siomacco on November 26, 2017 at 6:28 pm

          The embossing powder gives it the bumpy beaded look and the glitter shimmer icey look.

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