This weekend it was meant to be the most popular time to put up a Christmas tree in the UK, so why not make your own decorations too? One day in the week I got creative and made my own orange and cinnamon ‘ballball’ equivalents and boy, they smelt in-cred-ible! And it is so easy to make (bonus). So to make things a little easier, I have written some instructions below and filmed a video for you guys to follow (you can check out that video by clicking here). So raid your cupboards and get some fresh oranges in, pimp up your tree with some DIY treats. Brillante! You will need: some oranges, cinnamon sticks, cloves, cinnamon powder, skewer sticks, ribbon, and some string.
Step 1: Slice up your oranges, put them onto skewer sticks, and pop them into an oven so that they can dry out. This should approximately take 15 minutes.
Step 2: Whilst the oranges are drying out, gather up your cinnamon sticks and tie them together with a piece of string. Tie a loop at the top so that you can hang your masterpiece onto your tree. Cut off the ends of the cinnamon sticks if they are a little too large. Wrap some ribbon around your sticks and tie a bow.
Step 3: Once your oranges are done, pop in your cloves and sprinkle some cinnamon powder on top. Make a hole with the skewer and feed through some string so that you can make a loop.
Step 4: Attach your orange to your cinnamon sticks (see the video below as to how you can do this) and wollah, your decoration is ready to be hung from your tree!
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