Chic, Budget-friendly Christmas Ornaments
It can be very tempting to go overboard and spend a fortune on holiday decorations... but really there is no need. You can create your own natural, chic decorations at home.
Each year I like to create my own homemade ornaments from dried citrus fruit. These ornaments are budget-friendly (not to mention kid-friendly!) but also look so elegant.
You will need:
Citrus fruit (you can use oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes, satsumas, etc.)
raffia (or some other natural string)
Thinly slice the citrus fruit and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in a low oven (220° F) for 6 hours. While the fruit is drying, they fill your home with the most amazing scent! Once dry, string with raffia and hang them on your tree.
I also like to use bows as ornaments, which is another cost-effective decorating idea.
To learn more about dried citrus fruit ornaments and to see our Christmas tree, check out my video. If you are unable to see the embedded video, click here, look in the sidebar of this blog, or visit my channel: www.youtube.com/TheDailyConnoisseur
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See you next week when we'll discuss chic, budget-friendly gift wrap!
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