BAKED orange slices are a cheap and easy way to bring festive magic – whether as pretty decorations or scent for the home.
Here are some simple ideas to make the best of the zest . . .
HEAT AND HANG: Slice your oranges and bake on a wire rack on a low heat for an hour.
GLORIOUS GARLAND: Use festive ribbon or yarn and string through all your orange slices to create a budget garland.
Drape it over a mantelpiece, around stair bannisters or under kitchen wall cupboards for seasonal cheer.
CITRUS TWIST: Spice things up with a citrusy potpourri mix.
Toss dried orange slices into a fragrant blend of cloves, cinnamon and pine cones.
GIVE IT SOME ZING: Elevate your mulled wine spice game by adding baked orange slices to the mix.
They should infuse your drink with a citrus flavour and make the perfect garnish when serving.
CENTRE OF ATTENTION: Create a show-stopping table by placing sliced oranges around the bases of candlesticks, along with some pine branches.
GOOD WREATH: Use a little craft wire looped through your slices and poke them into your Christmas wreath as a pretty addition — add cinnamon sticks, too, and all this will make the wreath smell super festive.
PERFECT PRESSIES: Skip expensive wrapping and use a roll of parcel paper.
Add an orange slice to the ribbon when wrapping or tie on to the gift tag for a chic look.
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