Make your home smell of Christmas. //one whole orange, or just peel. 1/2c cranberries. 1tbsp. whole cloves. 3 sticks cinnamon. a bit of nutmeg. quarter the orange, put all ingredients in and fill w/h2o. place on smallest burner, set at lowest setting. refill water as needed. continue to refill water as needed, should last all season
Play with pinecones Pinecones offer easy, versatile holiday decorating. Gather them from your yard or buy bags of them at a crafts store. For this mantel, we "planted" larger cones in clay pots painted a soft green. Tiny pinecones cover the soil of a planted mini evergreen. We scattered more pinecones across the mantel to continue the naturalistic theme.