Cathy Isom continues her series on DIY wreaths by giving you a couple of tips about how to make holiday wreaths out of some of your favorite foods. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Holiday wreaths come in all sorts of shapes and colors and can be made with just about anything. In fact, there’s many ways to take your favorite foods to craft a beautiful design.
If you live in an area with cold winters, a frozen fruit wreath is an excellent way to bring color to your outdoor holiday display. It can even double as a bird feeder! All you need is some cranberries, a few apple slices, and some evergreen needles to pull off the look. Tie it to your home or a tree using a festive ribbon, and you’re done! The birds will take care of the cleanup process for you.
A dried citrus fruit wreath is another festive alternative. While longer-lasting plastic is more common today, you can save your money and make a wreath entirely from fruit. Use lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruit, or all of the above for the DIY wreath. Eight small lemons and oranges, along with 14 large citrus fruits like traditional oranges are plenty. You’ll also need an 18-inch foam wreath, straight floral pins, glitter, scissors, and thick ribbon. It’s perfect for any season too! However, animals and insects may be attracted to the sweet scent. Hang the wreath indoors for the best results.
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