Hang these pretty ornaments from your tree and the whole room will smell of Christmas. These also look attractive tied onto presents.
You will need...
- 2 oranges
- 3 apples
- Small handful cloves
- 5 cinnamon sticks
- Thin ribbon, twine or string
To make your decorations...
- Heat oven to 140C/120C fan/gas 1 and line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment. Slice the oranges and apples very thinly, using a mandolin for the apples if you have one. Arrange the slices on the trays, then bake for 45 mins-1 hr, turning halfway through cooking, until completely dried out. Leave to cool.
- Once cool, stud the oranges with cloves. Thread some ribbon, twine or string through the centres of the orange slices, then tie a knot to secure. Follow with a slice of apple, and another knot, attaching a cinnamon stick to a few of the decorations.
Are you making your own decorations this year? Share your tips and tricks in the comments below...