Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dried fruit and cinnamon wreath.

This wreath is basically a total copy of a wreath Ally gave my mother-in-law last Christmas. It smells delicious and is relatively simple to put together, however the fruit needs a few days to be prepared.

To make this wreath, you will need to dry some apple, orange, and lemon slices. I dried my lemon and orange slices first outside for a few days, then finished them off in the oven at a low temperature. The apple slices did not need long in the oven (make sure you keep an eye on them!).

You will also need some cinnamon sticks, dried chilies, thick bendable wire, wire snips, and some ribbon.

If you're anything like me, divide your fruits, cinnamon sticks and chilies to form a pleasing pattern (you can also freestyle your wreath and just thread it all on randomly). Bend your wire into a wreath shape, remembering to leave some wire at each end for securing. Thread it all onto your wire, then secure wreath by looping the ends together and snipping the extra wire off. Cover up the ugly loop bit by tying a big red bow around it, then find somewhere nice for it to hang.

~ Allow this wreath to gently fill your home 
with the scent of citrus and cinnamon ~

Sam xox


  1. Looks lovely and sounds easy to do. I might try this with Lily this weekend. Thanks.

  2. That sounds like it would smell heavenly, although if I left my fruit outside right now, if it didn't blow away, it would be much wetter than it started o.O

  3. I use to make similar with bay leaves too, great smell and last for years!