Rustic Country Napkin Rings
By Susie BastonAdorn your holiday napkins and spice up your dinner table settings with these easy and simple napkin rings. All you need are cinnamon sticks, dried apple slices, berry sprigs, and decorative ribbon. Glue one of each to a strip of ribbon, slightly overlapped, and tie ribbon around each napkin. Amount of supplies needed vary depending on number of table settings.
Here are steps on how to dry your own apple slices to avoid pesticides that may be used in store bought options…
Pick and Slice Your Apples
Choose apples free of bruising and blemishes. Slice apples from top to bottom into 1/4th inch thick pieces.
Soak Apple Slices
In a bowl, soak slices in a mixture of 2 cups lemon juice and 2 table spoons salt for about 20 minutes. When finished, dab each slice with paper towel to dry off.
Dry Your Apple Slices
This step takes some time- however its well worth drying the slices slowly to avoid burning. Place apple slices on a wire rack. Then place wire wrack onto a cookie sheet. Place in a preheated oven (150 degrees) for 6 hours. Turn if slices begin to curl at edges.
Let cool. Begin to assemble your Rustic Country Napkin Rings and be amazed with a beautiful touch to your holiday table!