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How to Make Shrunken Apple Heads

When it comes to seasonal decorations, it seems like it’s all been done before. As soon as October hits, shopping malls, restaurants, and other establishments all have pumpkins and bats stuck to their walls and windows. But if you’re looking to stand out amongst the crowd of typical Halloween decorations, try making shrunken apple heads to hang on your establishment’s trees, windows, or ceilings. These little guys are simple to create and are sure to add a fun and spooky look to your restaurant that your guests will remember.

Instructions for Making Shrunken Apple Heads


  • Granny Smith apples
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 2 cups lemon juice


  1. Mix salt and lemon juice together in a bowl.
  2. Peel the apples.
  3. Soak the apples in salt and lemon juice mixture for 20 minutes.
  4. Use a paring knife to carve faces into the apples.
  5. Re-submerge the carved apples in the salt and lemon juice mixture.
  6. Hang your apples to dry.

Posted in: Holidays | By Emily Hepner
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