Apples are no doubt a tasty year-round treat. But they also make a beautiful fall and winter decoration to celebrate the seasons. Here are a few different ideas to try when making dried apple garland. And don’t forget to pick up all the apples you need at Robinette’s!

Dried Apple and Nut Garland

Use this beautiful garland to adorn your mantel, staircase banister, or dinner table as you showcase your fall and winter décor.

  • 3 bright-red apples
  • Lemon juice
  • Wire rack
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Spray varnish
  • 1 pound shelled mixed nuts
  • 12 cinnamon sticks
  • 20 bay leaves
  • 6-feet of evergreen garland


  1. Heat oven to 200°F.
  2. Cut apples lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices.
  3. Coat apples in lemon juice so they don’t brown.
  4. Put on wire racks, then place on oven rack.
  5. Bake for 3 1/2 hours.
  6. Turn off oven but leave apples in the oven for eight hours or overnight.
  7. Remove wire racks and let apples stand for two hours or until dry.
  8. Put dried apples on waxed paper.
  9. Coat each side with spray varnish.
  10. Glue dried apples, nuts, bay leaves, and cinnamon, and let dry.
  11. Optional: add flowers, holly, ribbon, and Christmas ornaments.

Dried Apple and Orange Slice Garland

This creation is ideal for either potpourri or garland, and it’s easy to make.

You will need:

  • Apple
  • Orange
  • Baking sheet
  • Twine
  • Hot glue


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Slice apples and oranges into ¼” slices.
  3. Place oranges between two paper towels to mop up excess moisture; lay them flat on baking sheet. Make sure the slices do not touch.
  4. Bake for six to eight hours until dry; be sure to open the oven every once in a while to release moisture.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. Lay apples and oranges on a flat surface, then adhere twine with hot glue.
  7. Dry and hang/display.

Dried Apple, Cranberry, and Popcorn Garland

Here’s a  fun and frugal way to decorate your home for the holidays.

You will need:

  • Sewing needle and thread
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 cup plain popcorn


  1. Dry the apple by slicing it thick and placing it directly on the oven grate for a half hour at 275 degrees. Remove and cool. Do the same with the cranberries.
  2. Pop the popcorn.
  3. String five cranberries through the needle.
  4. Add an apple slice.
  5. Add some popcorn.
  6. Repeat the pattern as desired.
  7. When complete, knot the ends of the thread.
  8. Display on a tree, mantel, wall, or bookshelf.

Pick Up Your Apples at Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery

We have all the apples you will need to make your very own dried apple garland this fall. While you’re here, visit our winery and bakery located at 3142 4 Mile Rd NE in Grand Rapids. To learn more, call us at (800) 400-8100.