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Decorator Wreath

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  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 12 hr 30 min
  • Servings 1
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Great decoration idea! This creative wreath is perfect for Christmas celebrations.
Updated Aug 25, 2010
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  • 6 small bright-red apples (such as Rome Beauty or Red Rome), 2 1/2 inches in diameter
  • Lemon juice or lemon-lime soda pop
  • Wire racks
  • Waxed paper
  • Spray varnish, if desired
  • 6 cinnamon sticks, 10 inches long
  • Florist wire
  • Straw wreath, 10 inches in diameter
  • 2 yards 3/4-inch ribbon
  • Hot-glue gun with glue sticks
  • 5 cinnamon sticks, 3 1/2 inches long
  • Fresh bay leaves or silk leaves
  • Wire hanger, if desired


  • 1
    Heat oven to 200°. 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
    Place dried apples on waxed paper. Coat each side with 2 light coats of spray varnish, following manufacturer's directions.
  • 3
    Tie 10-inch cinnamon sticks together with florist wire. Attach to front of wreath with 6 inches of the ribbon. Glue dried apple slices and 3 1/2-inch cinnamon sticks to front and side of wreath, using glue gun. Attach leaves to ribbon on 10-inch cinnamon sticks. Make a bow with remaining ribbon, and attach to wreath. Attach wire hanger.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Personalize wreaths to represent your heritage, living locale or personal interests. Scan craft shops, garden stores and Grandma's attic to find unique items to enhance your wreath. You may want to use a glue gun found at craft stores to secure objects. Try these fun ideas: • Gilded leaves and pinecones • Strung beads and white feathers or seashells • Ornamental birds, pinecones • Tree ornaments, such as snowshoes, miniature bird houses and birch bark canoes • Miniature flags and ornaments of a specific country


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