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Published on November 14th, 2011 | by Julie Finn


How-to: Make a Dried Apple Wreath

dried apple wreathYes, a dried apple wreath is amply countrified, but only if you hang it in the kitchen. If you embrace the ancient folklore that imbues the apple with meanings such as life, sexuality, or wisdom, then you can find the other rooms in your home in which a dried apple wreath holds valuable symbolism:

Hung at your front door, a dried apple wreath represents the vitality of life throughout your entire house.

Hung in your study, a dried apple wreath, when the apple slices are cut to reveal their natural star, bequeaths wisdom.

Hung in your bedroom, a dried apple wreath is intended to give sexy thoughts to those who love there.

Hung with meaning, or just as an autumn centerpiece, a dried apple wreath is simple to make–and it uses up your surplus apples! Here’s how to make one:

dry apples slices in a dehydratorBefore you can make a dried apple wreath, you have to dry plenty of apple slices. I like to use local, organic, unblemished apples, thinly sliced horizontally so that the middle slices reveal the natural star shape formed by the seed case inside the apple.

I dry my apple slices in my dehydrator, rescuing them from my hungry children as I can to set the best-looking ones aside for my wreath. You can also, of course, hang your apple slices to dry, which many people prefer since it’s the more typically traditional method, or oven dry your apple slices, which takes the least amount of time.

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I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

2 Responses to How-to: Make a Dried Apple Wreath

  1. Pingback: Kid-Friendly Fall Wreath Ideas

  2. DeeJay says:

    I can agree with organic apples for eating, but for drying purposes, I am less picky. In fact, cleaning out the produce drawer church refrigerator of slightly wrinkled red (not) delicious apples suits (and sometimes oranges) me fine, for crafting purposes.

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