Red Black Candy Apples medium sized apples wooden twigs, twimmed 3 cups granulated sugar cup light corn syrup 1 cup of water several drops of cinnamon flavored oil teaspoon of red food coloring teaspoon of black food coloring. Must try this for Halloween!
Lovely! But if the rustic box isn't your style? A wicker basket. A silver tray with lower sides. A glass bowl with moss up the sides to obscure the "mechanics" of the arrangement. A decorative ceramic serving dish (I have an Italian one I could use!). I love the subdued green and white look.