Cinnamon Apple Wreath

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 5hrs
YIELD: 1 wreath


  • 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


  • IMPORTANT: You will also need 1 Straw wreath, 10 inches in diameter
  • Heat oven to 200°F
  • 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 4 hours.
  • Remove wire racks from oven and place on heatproof surface.
  • Let apples stand about 2 hours or until completely dry.
  • Place dried apples on waxed paper.
  • Coat each side with 2 light coats of spray varnish, following manufacturer's directions.
  • Tie 10-inch cinnamon sticks together.
  • 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 the remaining ribbon, and attach to wreath.
  • Attach wire hanger if desired.
  • Tips:
  • - Make the dried apples ahead of time. When it's time to make the wreath it will all come together in a snap.
  • - 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.