Happy Friday all!
I think we can all agree that one of the best things about this time of year are the scents of the season.
It definitely initiates a hunkerin’ down mode.
I’ve already shown you what I think is the best thing to make your house smell like heaven, and today I have another DIY to add to your holiday aromas, albeit in a much more subtle way.
For this size of wreath, I sliced four apples. You want your slices to be thin so they dry properly.
Soak them in lemon juice for about 30 minutes.
Lay them out on a sheet and sprinkle a handful of cloves on them.
I do not have a picture of it, but you can also add a drop of vanilla to each slice.
Bake them at 200° for about 4 hours.
Let them sit out on a rack for a few hours – minimum.
If you can let them sit for 24 hours, that is best just to allow any remaining liquid to evaporate.
Poke a clove or two in each slice.
(If you want a stronger scent, you can add come cinnamon essential oil at this point. It is just my preference to leave as is.)
Then, using heavy gauge wire – you don’t want flimsy – string em’ up!
You can do it from biggest to smallest, but I just added them randomly.
Last step is to hook the ends together.
You now have a candle ring…
Or a wreath…
Or an embellishment…
It is a beautiful, organic touch to your holiday decorating and would also look great in the kitchen throughout the season.
Have a great weekend!
BLOG NOTE: Through the holiday season, Turnstyle Vogue will be posting each day. Yep – 7 days a week of holiday DIY, tips, thoughts and some furniture thrown in here and there. Please be sure to stop by and say hi – or share your own!
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My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Elizabeth & Co.
Not Just A Housewife
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
House of Grace – Twice Owned Tuesday
A Stroll Through Life
Primitive and Proper
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
domestically speaking: power of paint party
From My Front Porch To Yours
The Brambleberry Cottage
No Minimalist Here – Open House Party
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps On The Porch
My Repurposed Life
beyond the picket fence
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
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Southern Hospitality – Thrifty Treasures
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Miss Mustard Seed
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
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