Don’t you just love when you walk into your home & it just smells like Christmas? I sure do. You can get candles, or live greenery, or even boil yummy things on the stove. While I partake in all of the above, I really like to make these little oranges.
My mom made them with us when I was little, then I made them at school in 5th grade, then again with some friends my freshman year of college. It’s an old fashion sort of Christmas craft.
A few years ago, my great-grandmother had been living in a rehab center post surgery & we stayed in her house over Thanksgiving. She had left some of these oranges hanging in a bag in her closet…they were black & rotted when we found them. It didn’t smell like Christmas anymore.
Anyways, here’s the lowdown!
Grab some shiny oranges, WHOLE cloves, & Christmas ribbons. If you’re planning on making a whole batch of these, you might want a thimble too!
Tie ribbons around the orange(s) however you like. Tie them super super tight so they don’t move around. If you’re ribbons still seem to slip off use dress pins to secure the ribbon in place.
I really liked the bakers twine for this project.
Get your cloves ready!
Then press them into the orange one at a time.
Until you’re happy with the results.
You can make designs, or be sporadic. You could even do initials or a monogram. I got my brother & sister in on it too. My brother did his in a smiley face lol. My sister used it as a stress-reliever from her finals.
It really doesn’t take longer than 10-15 minutes either. But if you’re throwing a bunch of these together to give as gifts, etc. I recommend the thimble! Your poor fingers will get sore.
Have a good holiday weekend!
Beware of the malls…it was already crazy this afternoon!
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