Inspired by this craftbits post, I cut apples in half, squirted acrylic paint on a paper plate, used a foam brush to put the paint on the apple and pressed the apple onto the paper. No Honeycrisps were harmed in this project. Just some Paula Reds. I tried to avoid the obituaries. That would work better for a Halloween bunting.
I then took the folded paper and placed it over some cotton cording and sewed the newspaper around the cording.
This may not last forever but it was fun to make and it will be fun until I can get my spooky stuff up.