Wreaths of the Heartland
When you think of "Delicious" apples, think of Iowa. In the late 1800s, a tree near Winterset bore the first fruits, which were strawberry red streaked with yellow, much smaller than today's brand. Our apple-laden wreath will last about two weeks.
To make this wreath: This project can be made with fresh or dried materials. If using fresh apples, soak the heart-shaped floral foam in water until saturated. Cut apples in half. Use a florist's pick to push each fresh apple half into the floral foam. If using halved plastic apples, use a dry foam heart shape and hot glue to attach the apples. After the apples are in place, cover all the empty spots with hypericum berries (again, you can use fresh or dried) that you wire to a pick and then push into the foam.