Apple Wreath Directions


Handmade wreaths add to your décor, especially if they use seasonal natural materials. Apples bring to mind fall and winter, particularly if they are combined with the scent of cinnamon. Use dried apple slices to both decorate and scent your wreath. Use the slices alone or combine them with cinnamon sticks, pine cones, or artificial or dried flowers. The final look of your wreath is only limited by your imagination and the materials you have available.

Step 1

Fill a small bowl with lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Set a stack of two or three paper towels next to the bowl.

Step 2

Slice the apples into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Cut out the core of each slice with a 1-inch decorative cookie cutter, such as a star or heart shape.

Step 3

Dip each slice into the lemon juice as soon as you complete cutting to prevent browning. Set the slices on the paper towel to absorb the excess liquid.

Step 4

Spread the apple slices out on baking sheets so they do not touch or overlap. Sprinkle ground cinnamon or nutmeg on top the slices to add further scent if desired.

Step 5

Place the baking sheets into an oven set at the lowest heat setting. Dry the apples in the oven until they are completely dry, which takes between five and eight hours on average. Check the apples once an hour to ensure they are drying and not becoming burnt.

Step 6

Glue the dried apple slices to your wreath form with hot glue. Add small bundles of cinnamon sticks, pine cones, ribbon or other embellishments as desired.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not use bruised or damaged apples, as the bruised sections will discolor severely during drying.

Things You'll Need

  • Bowl
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Paper towels
  • Apples
  • Knife
  • Cookie cutter
  • Baking sheets
  • Powdered cinnamon or nutmeg
  • Wreath form
  • Hot glue
  • Embellishments


  • Clemson Cooperative Extension: Making Wreaths
  • University of New Mexico: Dried Apple Wreath
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About this Author

Jenny Harrington has been a freelance writer since 2006. Her published articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including the "Dollar Stretcher." Previously, she owned her own business, selling handmade items online, wholesale and at crafts fairs. Harrington's specialties include small business information, crafting, decorating and gardening.