Today I’m sharing how to make a dried citrus wreath. If you follow Cloches & Lavender you may know how much I enjoy decorating with natural elements in the home.
As an example, you may enjoy seeing my fall home tour HERE. As well as seeing natural elements in our home I also share links to many craft ideas for this time of year. Incidentally, many of these crafts work through Christmas and contain dried citrus.
As you will see in my fall home tour I added grapevine garland to our kitchen hutch.
Because I had some grapevine leftover I made this dried citrus wreath.
A Tip When Working With This Garland
Grapevine garland is stiff so before beginning this dried citrus wreath, I have a tip. Soak it in warm water before working with it. For instance mine took a half hour to become plyable. Generally these aren’t very thick so it’s not too much extra work.
I bought my grapevine garland HERE. Also, you get two garlands for a great price.
Making Extra Grapevine Into A Wreath Shape
First, make the grapevine into a wreath shape to begin adding the dried citrus. I simply wrapped the grapevine in a circle. As you wrap the circle add florists wire twisting the wire in spots keeping the wreath shape. Because the garland isn’t thick four pieces of florist wire is all that’s needed.
This is also a good time to heat up your glue gun for the dried citrus.
Adding The Dried Citrus Slices To The Wreath
After adding hot glue to the back of citrus slice, I immediately lay it on the grapevine wreath. Press lightly to secure. By the way, I began in the bottom center with the dried citrus and worked my way outward.
When I first made this dried citrus wreath as you saw during my tour, it had Anise and small pieces of cinnamon sticks. After a few days, I decided to remove them and keep this simple.
After removing those pieces. I began adding and layering more oranges to the wreath. Going approximately 3/4 of the way up the wreath.
Finally, using lace ribbon, I simply wrapped it around the wreath and tied a knot. Adding small pinecones with a bit of hot glue keeps with the simplicity of the dried citrus.
If you enjoy working with dried citrus as I do you may enjoy this post.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how to make a dried citrus wreath. Do you enjoy using dried oranges or fruits and citrus in your home? I’d love to read about it in the comments.
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