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Simple Orange PomandersMake natural baubles by evenly scoring orange skins and slowly dehydrating the fruits.
Fruit and Flower SprigsFor simple, stylish decorations, tie stems of rosehips to dried teazle heads with wire and finish with a loop.
Attach single fruits and dried sliced chilies with colored wire to either end of a decorated orange slice. Even after they have been dried thoroughly, oranges retain enough of an aroma to fill a room with their citrus scent. Get step-by-step instructions for creating dried orange ornaments.
Frosted Christmas Lanterns
Thread a wire through a Chinese lantern and make a knot in the wire below the lantern. Wrap the remaining wire around a few wispy seed heads to give this decoration a frosted effect. Get step-by-step instructions for creating natural Chinese lantern ornaments.
Make a hole in the top of a dried orange slice, thread through a length of string, and secure in a knot.
Cinnamon Walnut Bundles
Secure several long cinnamon sticks in a bundle with an elastic band. Attach a walnut at either end of thin rope, wrap the rope around the sticks and glue on a star anise. Get step-by-step instructions for creating cinnamon spice bundle ornaments.
Thread thin string through dried cranberries using a needle, secure in a heart shape and finish with a loop.
Tie extra quantites of wispy or fluffy seed heads to Chinese lanterns with thin wire and finish with a loop.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Personalized PumpkinsSmall details can make a big impact on your Thanksgiving table. Try tying handmade place cards to mini pumpkins for a personal touch that will make guests feel special. Design by Holly Mathis.
Candleholder ConversionTry using items you already own in a creative and unexpected way when designing your Thanksgiving tablescape. Rate My Space user Baubles found that candleholders also make great pedestals for mini pumpkins.
Investing in a versatile set of china makes setting your table for the holidays a cinch.