Today, I thought it would be fun to share one of the DIY projects included in my newly released A Cowboy Christmas book.
This wreath is not only perfect for the season, but it smells divine! Prepare to have guests sniffing the air in pleasure when they walk into your home. You can also use it as a garland instead of a wreath, if you choose.
Welcome Home Wreath
5 oranges or apples
300 dried bay leaves
44 inch length jute string
Tapestry Needle with large eye
Step 1: Slice apples or oranges into thin slices, about 1/8th-inch thick.
Step 2: Place parchment on large cookie sheet then arrange fruit slices on parchment. Place in 200 degree F oven for about two hours. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Step 3: Thread needle with jute and knot one end. Gently push needle through bay leaf and slide to the end of the string. Keep adding leaves until you have about two inches of space filled.
Step 4: Add a cinnamon stick (you may need to use a nail to poke a hole through the stick.)
Step 5: Add three fruit slices.
Step 6: Repeat bay leaves, cinnamon stick, and fruit slices pattern.
Step 7: When you reach about 36 inches on the string, tie a knot. If you want a garland, leave both ends free. For a wreath, tie knotted ends together and add a ribbon for hanging
For more holiday DIY projects, recipes, and heartwarming stories, be sure to get your copy of A Cowboy Christmas today!