Handmade Christmas Ornaments…

Today we decided to make these citrus and cinnamon Christmas ornaments. Our home has this beautiful fragrance wafting throughout, it is heavenly…

Erin is busy with her ornament…
We decided to hang them in our kitchen so we can enjoy them…
To make:
You need a few oranges,
Cinnamon sticks,
Golden thread, or thread of your choice,
Thick wool needle,
Pin hammer,
Acorns etc…
We dried out our orange slices in the oven on a low heat and added some ground cinnamon to the slices.
Knock the wool needle through the cinnamon stick to make an opening and then thread the needle with your strand of golden thread and attach the orange slice to the stick. We also now added an acorn etc… to our ornament and tied them all together. Tie a little knot with your thread and your ornament is ready to hang up for everyone to see… Enjoy!

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16 Responses to Handmade Christmas Ornaments…

  1. Joy December 9, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

    Those are so pretty! I’ll bet they smell heavenly!

  2. n/a December 9, 2009 at 10:10 pm #

    hi linda, nice blog 🙂

    -jamesgiantpeach on etsy

  3. Tammy December 10, 2009 at 3:30 pm #

    I bet your home smells wonderful!

  4. Rene' Sharp December 10, 2009 at 6:51 pm #

    I can just imagine how nice it must smell Linda!! You do such lovely things with your kids!

  5. suzanne December 10, 2009 at 7:09 pm #

    Dear linds

    These are really special. They must smell heavenly. I bet your home has that special country feeling to it…

    Happy Christmas making
    Warm regards

  6. Grace December 12, 2009 at 1:47 am #

    I think I can smell those from here! Beautiful.

  7. Dawn December 12, 2009 at 6:53 am #

    These ornaments are so pretty, and I can only imagine how delicious they smell. Thanks for sharing this idea.

  8. themagiconions December 12, 2009 at 5:20 pm #

    These are stunning! We’ll make!
    K’s classroom has a tree that they have decorated with dried apple slices and orange slices… looks so pretty.
    Blessings and magic.

  9. RunninL8 December 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm #

    Oh, WOW! Those are SO beautiful!!! At the summer solstice we cut orange slices and when they are dry enough to not be dripping, we make mobiles out of them to hang in the window. What a great way to incorporate that idea into out winter solstice! THANK you!

  10. Seaside Siblings November 5, 2010 at 9:13 am #

    They are stunning and I bet they smell divine too!

  11. WonderWhyGal November 5, 2010 at 12:16 pm #

    I breathed in as I looked at the pictures…they would be heavenly to smell.

  12. Wabi-Sabi Wanderings November 5, 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    Oh, I am so happy that you linked to these ornaments. They’re wonderful! We plan to do a dried fruit ornament this year, and I hadn’t thought of adding cinnamon sticks. Perfect!

  13. hands follow heart November 7, 2010 at 2:52 am #

    I love that you use cinnamon sticks with the dried orange. What a lovely touch! I bet the smell is delicious too.

  14. Tamara September 24, 2012 at 6:49 am #

    How long did you bake the orange slices, and at what low temp? Thinking these would be fun to do with a class I work in.



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