Today I’m sharing how to make a dried citrus wreath DIY. 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 natural fall home tour. 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.
How To Make a 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, tis easy craft. For instance, mine took a half hour to become pliable. Generally, these aren’t very thick so it’s not too much extra work.
I bought my grapevine garland and you also get two garlands for a great price.
Making Extra Grapevine into a Wreath Shape
Step 1: Creating a Round Shape for This Craft
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
Step 3: Adding the Slices to for Warm Touch
Now begin adding the dried orange slices to the circle. You can see how I dried these here. Or you can buy them at this Etsy shop.
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, 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 DIY. 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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35 thoughts on “Dried Citrus Wreath DIY”
Looks so pretty for fall Cindy. Happy New Week. xoxo Kris
Cindy, I always enjoy seeing your dried fruit creations. I love how the wreath looks on that gorgeous armoire. Your home always looks so beautiful! Happy Fall, sweet friend!
Thanks so much Shannon
You have a natural gift when it comes to taking fruit and making them beautiful in a home decor piece. Love the wreath Cindy. Happy Fall!
Thanks so much Terrie
Cindy this is so beautiful! I made dried oranges last year for the first time and it was so easy I am making them again this week so that I have them on hand for my holiday crafts.
Perfect! I use them now through winter. I’m hoping to find blood oranges this year
I just love them for crafts
This wreath looks so pretty hanging on your armoire.
Thanks so much Paula!
So pretty, Cindy! I love how you have it displayed!
Thank you Kim!
I was just thinking about dried oranges for fall decor. I was glad to see your post..I may have to give this a try!
Definitely make some
Your home looks so beautiful Cindy and that wreath is perfect for the holidays.
So good, Cindy! Dried oranges are one of the prettiest fall things … in wreaths and in cocktails! xo
Where have I been? I have never had a cocktail with an orange slice
Love the simplicity and organic feel of your wreath. It looks so pretty against the white armoire.
I love natural elements!
This is so pretty with the spices added, as well. And it probably smells amazing!
What a great project and it looks so lovely!!! I bet it smells amazing too!!!
Such a pretty addition to your armoire!
This is so beautiful, thank you for the great tutorial!
This is such a clever, unique and beautiful idea! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks so much
Your dried fruit and nut pieces are some of my favorite in all of Blogland Cindy! Love how beautifully this wreath will take us from the Fall seaon into the new year. It’s really pretty! Hugs, CoCo
I love this idea. I will have to try it. Hugs to you.
I can’t get enough of dried citrus
This is so pretty! I love that the oranges are just on the bottom – makes it stand out as something different!