Monday, December 9, 2019

Deck The Halls With Books Holiday Extravaganza: A Cowboy Christmas by Shanna Hatfield

Today, I thought it would be fun to share one of the DIY projects included in my newly released A Cowboy Christmas book.

This wreath is not only perfect for the season, but it smells divine! Prepare to have guests sniffing the air in pleasure when they walk into your home. You can also use it as a garland instead of a wreath, if you choose.


5 oranges or apples
300 dried bay leaves
cinnamon sticks
44 inch length jute string
Cookie sheet
Tapestry Needle with large eye
Sharp knife


Step 1: Slice apples or oranges into thin slices, about 1/8th-inch thick.

Step 2: Place parchment on large cookie sheet then arrange fruit slices on parchment. Place in 200 degree F oven for about two hours. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Step 3: Thread needle with jute and knot one end. Gently push needle through bay leaf and slide to the end of the string. Keep adding leaves until you have about two inches of space filled.

Step 4: Add a cinnamon stick (you may need to use a nail to poke a hole through the stick.)

Step 5: Add three fruit slices.

Step 6: Repeat bay leaves, cinnamon stick, and fruit slices pattern.

Step 7: When you reach about 36 inches on the string, tie a knot. If you want a garland, leave both ends free. For a wreath, tie knotted ends together and add a ribbon for hanging

For more holiday DIY projects, recipes, and heartwarming stories, be sure to get your copy of A Cowboy Christmas today!

A Cowboy Christmas    
Shanna Hatfield

Genre:  Non-fiction, Holiday, Cooking, Ranch Life

Publisher: TwoDot

Date of Publication:  September 17, 2019

ISBN: 1493042343

Number of pages:  304

Tagline:  The jangle of spurs mingles with the jingle of sleigh bells in this celebration of Christmas—cowboy style!

Book Description:

Welcome home to an amazing western holiday with A Cowboy Christmas. A collection of unique holiday d├ęcor, traditions, recipes, and guides for entertaining with ease make this your go-to resource for an amazing western Christmas.

Filled with stories of real-life ranch families and rodeo cowboys, get a glimpse into their traditions, try their family recipes, and experience their lifestyles. From preserving memories of the past to tips for wrapping presents, discover the special touches incorporated throughout this book that make it a holiday keepsake you’ll cherish for years to come.

Brimming with holiday cheer, recipes with full-color photographs, and one-of-a-kind ideas, this book is a wonderful celebration of the holidays that will help make your Christmas unforgettable.

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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield is a farm girl who loves to write. Her sweet historical and contemporary romances are filled with sarcasm, humor, hope, and hunky heroes. When Shanna isn’t dreaming up unforgettable characters, twisting plots, or covertly seeking dark, decadent chocolate, she hangs out with her beloved husband, Captain Cavedweller.

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