Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Charming Apple Ornament

This little ornament was the craft at our annual Holiday Workshop and Tea Party this year. Once the apples were dehydrated this fragrant decoration was a cinch to glue together.
Slice the apples thick to dry them. We used a dehydrator but you can do it in the oven as well. In the oven it takes about 6 hours at 150 degrees, crack the oven door a bit. We first soak the apples in lemon lime soda to keep them from turning brown. Then cut the apple pieces in half and hot glue the halves to a cinnamon stick, fill in along the middle or the inside pieces of the apple with some cloves and dried cranberries. A piece of ribbon to hang the ornament up and just like that you are done!


La Tea Dah said...

A beautiful ornament --- just lovely. I appreciate natural things used as decor.

Thank you for sharing!

Marilyn Miller said...

I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.