Lowe's Home Improvement
FREE PARCEL SHIPPING on Qualifying Orders

Fruit Wreath

Brought to you by Lowe's Creative Ideas

Give a plain wreath a natural touch of color by decorating it with fresh fruit.

Fruit wreaths and decorated trees on a front porch

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools & Materials

Tools

  • Wire cutters
  • Miscellaneous fruit
  • Real or artificial wreath

Materials

  • 100 feet of 24-gauge green enameled floral wire, #81999

Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may vary online or by market. Paint colors may vary slightly from those shown. Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes.

Missing anything? Shop Online

Instructions

Step 1

Select small pieces of fruit to suit the size of your wreath. Then cut one piece of wire about 1 foot long for each piece of fruit.

Good to Know

Cut the wire at an angle to create a slight point on the end.

Step 2

Push a wire into a piece of fruit

Keeping your fingers close to the tip of the wire, push it into the center of a piece of fruit. Continue pushing it through until it emerges from the other side.

Step 3

Twist the wire around the fruit

Push half of the wire through the fruit, cross the wires on the outside, and twist them together. Leave the ends free. Repeat for the remaining pieces of fruit.

Step 4

Position the fruit where you want it on the wreath with the ends of the wire around a section of the wreath or one of the wires on the wreath frame. Twist the wire ends together and snip off the surplus with wire cutters. Tuck the cut ends into the wreath to avoid accidental scratches. Repeat for the remaining pieces of fruit.

Step 5

Twist the wire around the fruit

To continue the theme, use the same technique to attach pieces of fruit to live or cut decorative trees.