DIY: Scented Dried Apple Mini Wreath

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. 

The spices.

The breads.

The crockpots.

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.

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Scented Mini Apple Wreath By Turnstyle Vogue

For this size of wreath, I sliced four apples.  You want your slices to be thin so they dry properly.

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Soak them in lemon juice for about 30 minutes.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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Last step is to hook the ends together.

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You now have a candle ring…

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Or a wreath…

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Or an embellishment…

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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!

 

Be inspired,

Linking to:

MONDAY
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Not Just A Housewife
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
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A Stroll Through Life
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Primitive and Proper
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Restore Interiors
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THURSDAY
From My Front Porch To Yours
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No Minimalist Here – Open House Party
 Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps On The Porch   
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Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
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FRIDAY

Southern Hospitality – Thrifty Treasures
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Funky Junk Interiors
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SUNDAY

Debbiedoo’s
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Under The Table And Dreaming
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Comments

  1. Ooooo! Love this! Although I can hear Scott right now, “You left the oven on for how long and we can’t even eat it?!” LOL!!!!

  2. I am SOOOOO doing this! I can just smell the baked apple from here! Thanks for sharing.

    Jeanine

  3. So cute! Imagine the aroma! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    I bet it smells as good as it looks!