Cinnamon Apple Wreath

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1 wreath

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 small apples, 2 1/2 inches in diameter
  • lemon juice or lemon-lime soda pop
  • wire racks
  • spray varnish, if desired
  • 6 cinnamon sticks, 10 inches long
  • 8 (3 1/2 inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 34 inch ribbon, 2 yards
  • glue gun and glue stick
  • silk leaves


  1. IMPORTANT: You will also need 1 Straw wreath, 10 inches in diameter
  2. Heat oven to 200°F
  3. Cut apples lengthwise from stem end through core into 1/4-inch slices.
  4. Dip apples into lemon juice to prevent browning; place on wire racks. Carefully place wire racks on oven rack.
  5. Bake 4 hours.
  6. Remove wire racks from oven and place on heatproof surface.
  7. Let apples stand about 2 hours or until completely dry.
  8. Place dried apples on waxed paper.
  9. Coat each side with 2 light coats of spray varnish, following manufacturer's directions.
  10. Tie 10-inch cinnamon sticks together.
  11. Attach to front of wreath with 6 inches of the ribbon.
  12. Glue dried apple slices and 3 1/2-inch cinnamon sticks to front and side of wreath, using glue gun.
  13. Attach leaves to ribbon on 10-inch cinnamon sticks.
  14. Make a bow with the remaining ribbon, and attach to wreath.
  15. Attach wire hanger if desired.
  16. Tips:
  17. - Make the dried apples ahead of time. When it's time to make the wreath it will all come together in a snap.
  18. - Pick up Rome apples for this project. With their pretty red skin and white flesh they are particularly nice in this wreath, though other types of apples are also attractive.

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