Well, that’s a wrap on wreath workshops for 2019! Last week we hosted 5 sold out classes, and we all had such a blast.

I love how creative everyone was and how excited they were to bring home their creations to hang on their front door! It was great seeing you all tag us on Instagram showing off your creations.

Even though our wreath classes are over, it doesn’t mean that you can make one yourself!

Here is a video that I created last year showing you how to jazz up a pretty boring wreath base. Watch along and create your own.

One of the things that I always love adding to my wreaths, is dried citrus. After posting my video on Instagram, I received a lot of direct messages and emails asking how I did it, so I’m going to share it with you here!

What you need to dry your own fruit:

  • Oven set to 200° F
  • Assortment of citrus. I like to use limes, lemons and clementines.
  • Apples
  • Sharp knife and cutting board
  • Metal drying rack
  • Cookie sheet

Fruit cut and ready for drying

First, cut the slices fairly thin, the thicker they are, the longer they will take to dry out properly.

fruit on drying rack

Then lay all your cut pieces out on top of the drying rack. Avoid placing the fruit directly on the cookie sheet as they will stick and then tear. You want the heat and air to get under the fruit to dry it evenly. Gently blot your citrus with a paper towel to try to pick up up some extra moisture, it will help with the drying time. I kept my fruit in the oven for about 6 hours or so and put in multiple cookie sheets at a time.

final product dried fruit

Tada! It’s as easy as that! I love all the different colours that come out. If you leave the fruit in longer, the limes go really dark. My house smelled amazing while these were baking in the oven too.

wreath with citrus, pinecones and greens

The finished product! You can either glue or wire the citrus on to your wreath. Here I also added in some eucalyptus, pine cones, pods and cotton.

Now get out there and start drying your own fruit to jazz up your wreaths! And don’t forget to tag us in your creations on Facebook and Instagram, we love to see what you make.