Monday, 17 December 2012

Just a Simple One.

My beautiful mum and I share a love for craft and all things homemade! Over our stairs at Christmas time hangs a garland that my mum adores, she loves it so much that she got another one for our mantle piece this year and when she first bought it it was pretty bland so we added some extra bits to spice it up!

Drying out orange slices is a sooo simple and it makes anything look more christmassy! Here's how we made ours:
Once you've cut your orange into thick slices blot away the majority of the juice with kitchen roll and then lay them out on a rack on a baking tray. Baking them at gas mark 2/150C dries them out and gives them a lovely rich colour. We then attach them to the garland by piercing them with string, you could also use thin garden wire .

You can also dry out apple slices which look great too, but have it's trickier to store them because any moisture can turn them to a sticky mess! We also added cinnamon sticks and big, gold, ribbon bows.

Lil x


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    1. It was at least six hours and I turned them every half an hour or so - you can almost feel when they're done. They won't be completely crisp but they'll feel dry. Although don't forget about them because I burnt one batch! Let me know how yours turn out :) xx

  2. Oh my gosh, that's stunning! :-) You are so talented!

    At Christmas I love to hand-make gifts - I've cross-stitched name plaques for people this year haha. LOVE the blog and will be reading again! Keep up the great work x

    1. You've made my day :) thank you so much - loving the layout of your blog!! xx