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There are prizes to win every single day just by leaving a comment at the end of my post. If you visit the other blogs which are taking part you will get additional entries for additional comments. And during the week Lori will be adding up all the comments left and enter them into a grand draw. So do get over to Lori and join in with all the fun. The extra prize today is;
Vintage Remix - 2 sets of choice. So get commenting on all the blogs today!Today I thought I would share another of my favourite Christmas traditions...and that is to make a Christmas Orange. My daughter has come up to stay for a few days with Daisy as her hubby is working abroad this week...so we made these together.So special to have some Mum and daughter time ;0)
They are so simple to make and smell wonderful. I hang one each year from the banisters in my hall and it looks and smells delightful.
I thought I would show you a step by step as you may like to try making one of these yourself.
The ingredients are;
1 large orange
Choice of ribbon (something red always looks best in my books)
A piece of cinnamon
A cake tester or something sharp to pierce small holes in the orange.
First wrap the ribbon around the orange and secure with a few pins.
In each of the quarters start to make holes with the cake tester and fill each one with a whole clove.
At this point our Daisy fell asleep so she watched us from her Moses basket.
Continue until the whole skin of the orange is covered
Add a piece or 2 of cinnamon to the top and tie into a bow.
And there you have it.....a yummy smelling, inexpensive, handmade Christmas decoration.
My card today just has to be a Christmas card with a food theme...I immediately thought of my Meljen gingerbread stamp and made this card.
I made the flower with card candi and the border is a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is Lili of the valley. The papers are
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Jelly Park Christmas
Natalie and Amy cute and cuddly Christmas
Whimsy stamps party time
A little bit crafty Christmas Cheer
Sparkles Christmas Christmas feasts and treats
Live and Love Challenges Stardust
Cupboard Trilogy Christmas
Bearly Mine Christmas sentiment
Papertake Weekly anything goes
Make it Monday Linky party #169
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I will be back really soon with my next Countdown to Christmas post...just 20 days to go now..are you ready ;0)
Thanks so much for visiting me here and thanks to Lori for asking me to be a part of your Visions of Sugarplums party this year,