DIY Decorations: Orange Holiday Ornaments

| 12/7/2011 12:13:01 PM

J.PattonDecember is underway, which means your holiday shopping days are numbered. If you find yourself out of gift ideas for your family and friends, I just may have the solution you’ve been searching for: homemade holiday ornaments.

I first found these orange ornaments on Good Housekeeping, but there are many variations of these instructions on the Internet. They are fun, eco-friendly gifts that your loved ones will use year after year. Plus, nothing gets you into the holiday spirit quite like constructing a heartfelt gift with your own two hands. So, give a few out as gifts, and don’t forget to save a few for your tree at home.

These homemade ornaments give off a wonderful scent and add color to your tree.
Photo by Klara Kim/Courtesy

Orange Ornaments 

• 2 oranges
• Baking sheet
• Small paring knife
• Twine

1. Cut oranges crosswise into 3/4-inch slices so that they look like little pinwheels.