We all have our favourite Christmas ornaments, usually those from our past, precious goodies handed down, or those our kids made for us in nursery school. Whatever they are they are incredibly special.
I like natural Christmas ornaments as well as those old favourites. I like to have nuts and fruits adorning my tree. Now they don’t have to be dull and boring, they can put on the glitz just like any other ornament. Afterall we all like a wee bit of glitter at this time of year. Whether it is on your dress for the Christmas party, added to the ribbons and bows you decorate youor parcels with or the ornaments that glow on the tree – tis the time to sparkle!
These gorgeously glittery orange slices are a really great quick and easy last minute decoration for your tree or festive table.
Here’s How To Make Glitzy Oranges, TheNatural Christmas Ornaments
Slice an orange into rings horizontally. Work from the outside inwards as it is easier to hold. You want to cut from the end where the stalk would have been. Make sure you use a nice firm fresh orange.
Cut the slices about 1/2cm wide.
Put the slices on to a wire tray and pop them into the oven on the lowest setting and prop the door open with a wooden spoon to release condensation. Leave them there for about 6 hours.
When they have dried out completely the skins will be rock hard.
Pour some gold glitter into one small bowl and in another little bowl pour some basic white craft glue (PVA).
Now holding the orange slice between thumb and forefinger in the centre, roll the edge in the glue.
Then roll the glued slice in the glitter.
Lay the slices on their sides to dry completely.
If you want to hang them on the tree just push a skewer through the flesh and thread some twine or ribbon through to form a hanger.
The slices look beautiful scattered over a festive table mixed with those yummy golden chocolate coins.
Natural Christmas ornaments and nice; glitter and the natural world, what could be better at this time of year
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