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How to Make a Dried Fruit Wreath

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Dried fruit is all the rage this winter! Making your own dried fruit garlands and wreaths is super easy. Continue reading below to find out how to make dried fruit.

Dried fruit wreath

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Welcome to the Inspired by the Holidays Blog Hop! If you’re coming from Christin’s blog, hello and welcome! How cute was her DIY Christmas wood signs!

front porch with a dried fruit wreath on the door.

Christmas time is my favorite time of the year. I absolutely love decorating for Christmas and making gifts!

This wreath is so easy to make and it makes the house smell amazing! You can use the excess fruit to make a garland too.

close up of dried oranges and cranberries

How to Make Dried Fruit

First, you’ll need some oranges and/or lemons. Slice them all to a similar size. You want them a little thick, but not too thick or they won’t dry.

oranges in a blue oven

Lay them all out on a lined baking sheet. Set the oven to low, or the lowest setting your oven will go to. My ovens lowest setting is 200 degrees.

Close up of dried oranges, pinecones, and cranberries

It will take about 4-5 hours to fully dry the fruit. I flip over the fruit about halfway through too.

How to Make a Natural Wreath

I wanted to add some other natural items to my wreath. Cranberries are also perfect for the winter, so I bought some at the grocery store.

a porch with a dried fruit wreath on the front door

I went to the local park and picked some pinecones. They weren’t fully open, so I popped those in the oven for a couple hours on low to help them open, kill the bugs, and dry up the sap.

pinecones on a baking sheet

There were lots of tiny pinecones at my park, which I found gave the perfect texture and interest to the wreath.

close up of dried oranges, a small pinecone, and one cranberry

I got a wreath from a thrift store, took off all the other flowers and used just the base of the wreath. But you can use any wreath base. I love this one that I found though, since the base was already sticks.

Dried fruit wreath with oranges, pinecones, and cranberries

Hot glue the dried fruit, cranberries, and pinecones onto the wreath base. I started with the dried fruit and then layered the pinecones and cranberries on top to add interest.

Dried fruit wreath with oranges, pinecones, and cranberries

That’s it! It turned out so cute. I hung it on my front door and it smelled fantastic anytime we opened the door. Next year, I might add a little cinnamon sticks too!

I hope you try out this dried fruit wreath. If you do, I’d love to see! Be sure to tag me on Instagram. Next check out Jennas’s Christmas Tree Wood and Yarn! Happy hopping!

front porch with a wreath hanging on the front door

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