Monday, November 30, 2015

Natural Christmas Tree Projects

simple orange pomander makes natural decoration

Simple Orange Pomanders

Make natural baubles by evenly scoring orange skins and slowly dehydrating the fruits.

fruit and flower sprigs make a simple decoration

Fruit and Flower Sprigs

For simple, stylish decorations, tie stems of rosehips to dried teazle heads with wire and finish with a loop.

sliced dried fruits make aromatic ornaments

Spiced Fruits

Attach single fruits and dried sliced chilies with colored wire to either end of a decorated orange slice. Even after they have been dried thoroughly, oranges retain enough of an aroma to fill a room with their citrus scent. Get step-by-step instructions for creating dried orange ornaments.
frosty lanterns made with wispy seed heads

Frosted Christmas Lanterns

Thread a wire through a Chinese lantern and make a knot in the wire below the lantern. Wrap the remaining wire around a few wispy seed heads to give this decoration a frosted effect. Get step-by-step instructions for creating natural Chinese lantern ornaments.

dried citrus slice makes simple natural decoration

Citrus Slices

Make a hole in the top of a dried orange slice, thread through a length of string, and secure in a knot.

cinnamon walnut bundles make folksy ornament

Cinnamon Walnut Bundles

Secure several long cinnamon sticks in a bundle with an elastic band. Attach a walnut at either end of thin rope, wrap the rope around the sticks and glue on a star anise. Get step-by-step instructions for creating cinnamon spice bundle ornaments.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh I love this idea! I bet your house smells wonderful too from the dried fruit and cinnamon.


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