Holiday Garland

Holiday Garland

Great decoration idea! This creative wreath made using apples is perfect for festive celebrations.

Prep Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Total Time

12:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

1

garland

3
bright-red small apples (such as Rome Beauty or Red Rome)
Lemon juice or lemon-lime soda pop
Wire racks
Waxed paper
Spray varnish, if desired
Hot-glue gun with glue sticks
About 1 pound mixed nuts in shells
12
cinnamon sticks, 3 1/2 inches long (about 1 1/2 one-ounce jars)
20
whole bay leaves (about one 0.18-ounce jar)
Purchased garland, about 6 feet long
  1. Heat oven to 200º. Cut apples lengthwise from stem end through core into 1/4-inch slices. Dip apples into lemon juice to prevent browning; place on wire racks. Carefully place wire racks on oven rack. Bake 3 1/2 hours. Turn off oven; leave apples in oven 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Remove wire racks from oven. Place dried apples on waxed paper. Coat each side with 2 light coats of spray varnish, following manufacturer's directions. Glue dried apples, nuts, cinnamon and bay leaves to garland, using glue gun. Let dry.
Makes 1 garland
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Holiday Hints
To add your own personal touch, you may like to use one of these garland suggestions: • String colored holiday dried pasta to use as a simple garland or to intertwine in purchased green garland. • String or tie purchased wrapped candies, using brightly colored cording and intertwine in garland. Candy canes, lollipops and foil-wrapped candies are especially fun choices if you have kids around. • Tie jingle bells on prestrung beads, using tiny ribbons.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving ()