Monday, November 28, 2011

A little wreath how to ....

Happy Monday Evening to everyone..
How art thou?  (my second favorite greeting).... grin..

Just thought I would share a little craft that I made today..
I found this craft on PINTEREST so I cannot take the credit for it.. I think that is the  great thing about Pinterest.. You find ideas and make them your own.. One can do their own thing and enjoy the whole experience, eh!
Anyway... here is a little apple wreath that I put together..

All you need are some fresh apples.. I think I might have used a
5 pound bag.. You can make it whatever size you like, really..
I have a dehydrator so I just sliced them and dried them that way..
You can google how to dry them in your oven, though..
I did not use lemon juice or cinnamon... They are just sliced and dried.. You could use an apple corer perhaps but I didn't.. The apples had a star shaped hole in most of the slices and I only had to thread a gingham cotton ribbon through them..
A really neat craft to do with your children, too..
It is nice for Christmas or even all year.. I have some apple oil to sprinkle over the apples but you don't really need to do that..
I was telling our daughter Shonda about this and I mentioned that it would make a lovely gift, too..
I made up kind of an apple gift idea here..

and some HOMEMADE WINTER POTPOURRI  and this little apple wreath.. Pick up an old wood salad bowl at the thrift store and there you have it.. Use some cellophane wrap or whatever turns your crank to wrap it..

It was a rainy windy day here in Eastern Canada today..
We were out of bread so I made this easy recipe for NO KNEAD BREAD
It is so easy to make and so delicious..

Make sure you use instant yeast and let it rise in a warm place...
You can leave out the rosemary and just make it plain..
Terry likes it plain and I also make only one loaf instead of two
most of the time...

It is so much better for your children than the store bought that lasts for two weeks..It makes one wonder what is really in it..
A lovely gift for your elder neighbor or some busy Mom...
Be sure to include the recipe..

Well, sweet ladies that is all for today..
Please come again ... I may show you some more Christmas decor soon... smile..
May God bless your week with joy and peace..




  1. Wonderful craft ideas ! YUMMY to lol ! great post and photos ! I was thinking of getting a bread maker so we will see how that goes I love home made fresh bread , Papa and I do go through a lot of bread . Have a wonderful day !

  2. Faye ... You post the neatest craft ideas & oh, that luscious bread! You know my weakness : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  3. Oh the bread looks so good...I will have to try it. Great Craft Idea..
    Love Ya,


  4. You have the best gift ideas! That bread looks yummy.

  5. Hi Faye,
    What a wonderful little craft that wreath is, so pretty and festive looking.
    Your bread sounds good, I have been seeing a lot of recipes like that recently, I guess the cool weather brings on the desire for home made bread. I used to make all of our bread, but only occasionally now. I will try to make one or two loaves tomorrow. I have a neighbor who enjoys fresh bread so much, they need a pick-me-up, so I'll make two. One for us, and one for them.
    I'm so glad I found you, I love your blog, so homey. I feel like I have walked into your warm and comfy kitchen tonight.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  6. Just love that sweet little dried apple wreath! I made the impossible pie tonight and hubby really did like it; and it was so easy! Hope you're staying warm and cozy. It's been drizzling rain here all evening and getting pretty cool outside. Hugs dear friend!

  7. Simple and adorable. Just the kind of craft I like :)

    I love that no-knead bread. It is truly delicious!

    Hope you have a wonderful night, and I can't wait to see what other cute things you have done for the Christmas season.

  8. Faye
    I think the apple wreath is a great idea. I used to dry apple slices under my wood stove when our children were small. My wood stove is on a pedestal now.
    I want to do most of my decorating from nature or homemade, so this is perfect.

  9. OH, I love your Christmas craft ideas...really super cute. I love to eat apples, so I'm not sure how long that wreath would last in my own home :) :) The break looks wonderful, too :) :)
    It was foggy today here on the Central Coast of California ;) :) Love and hugs, Heather :)

  10. Love your apple wreath, Faye and that is a great idea for a gift! That bread looks so yummy!

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  11. Pinterest definitely seems to be inspirational! I am avoiding it though because I spend way too much time on this computer as it is!
    I think I'll have to try the wreath - it's so lovely!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. What a beautiful wreath. We do like apple butter here. Homemade bread is so much better.

    Have a wonderful day.


  13. Hello, Faye~ I love the wreath; I'll bet it smells wonderful and it certainly would make a great gift!
    I've been hearing about this "Pinterest" thing but have no idea what it is... you'll have to educate me on that.. *grin*
    I'm making some homemade soup tomorrow from turkey leftovers so I think I'll try a loaf of your bread... I'll let you know how bad I mess it up. *giggle*

  14. I love the apple wreath and I can smell that bread from here. Mmmm....Maa

  15. Faye Henry!
    I just love stopping by and visiting with you!
    You have the best ideas (love that apple wreath)and the bread looks heavenly.I am just needing to make some now.
    Hugs to you friend!

  16. What a wonderful idea! Your little wreath is so sweet. Pinterest is great.
    That bread looks delicious! I'm going to have to try that. Homemade bread tastes so much better.♥
    Hope you're having a wonderful week!

  17. Hi Faye! Just found your wonderful blog via Cindy @Oakview Cottage. I'm your newest follower both here and on pinterest. Enjoying browsing around. So much lovliness!

  18. I'm a newer follower and I must say...lovin' it! This is the nicest looking bread, reminds me of making it with my mom, when I was young.

  19. What a cute wreath! I love the gift basket idea. I have been thinking of gifts to put into baskets. I have collected a few baskets and tins from yard sales and such. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  20. I love the wreath and have been enjoying visiting your blog Faye! Lovely ideas and I just love that you sing praises to our King!

    have a blessed weekend!