Christmas Decorating DIY Projects: Fill your home with a delicious tropical scent this holiday by embellishing navel oranges with cloves and ribbon. These festive orange pomanders can be used as a centerpiece in a decorative bowl, on the mantel or as a lovely gift.
Dried orange slices by cutting the fruit and then baking them in a 200 degree oven for 3 hours to dry them out. Just flip the fruit slices every 30 minutes or so, in order for the fruit to dry evenly. Lemons and limes work as well. Use them for holiday decorating-Easy.../
Craft Idea: Natural Aromatic Christmas Tree ... It incorporates acorns, pine cones, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and whole cloves ... A cone made out of floral foam is used as the base ... The natural aromatics are added using floral wire and pins ... The aroma of the spices will fade over time, but can be freshened back up by carefully dropping essential oils onto the tree. I love this idea!
This craft: approx 1 hour to make Supplies needed: small or medium size unblemished fruit. (Oranges, Apples or Lemons) Masking tape or elastic bands paper bag 20-25 grams large headed cloves Spice mixture: 1 tablespoon each: cinnamon, nutmeg,and ground cloves Knitting needle or fork or toothpick 4 drops sandalwood oil (a natural preservative) Ribbons for hanging pomanders.