3 Easy Citrus Décor Ideas to Upgrade Your Home for the Holidays
Gather some oranges from the refrigerator and let me show you how to create three inexpensive, citrus décor pieces to liven up your home for the holidays.
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1. Attach rosemary stalks
We're first going to cut some short pieces of rosemary and attach them to a cone with some U-shaped floral pins. The tips of the rosemary should be heading upwards like the top of a tree.
Now we're going to place longer pieces of rosemary around the tree's bottom part.
The rosemary should be attached using floral pins all around the Styrofoam cone until it is pretty well covered and no white remains.
Just to be sure that everything has been covered, I turn the cone onto its side and place some small pieces of rosemary.
2. Attach oranges
Now that our tree is totally covered in rosemary, it's time to add our little cuties. I'm using basic toothpicks from the kitchen cupboard and I'm putting the pointy end into the tree.
Then I go around and attach the oranges onto the rounded end. You want to make sure that you leave some spaces where you can see the green of the fresh rosemary. Continue to do this until you are satisfied with the coverage around the tree.
There you have the cutest little cone topiary Christmas tree.
1. Find a clear vase and add oranges
Let's move on to our second holiday decorating project, using oranges. I've started with a clear vase and I'm going to place about 12 to 15 little oranges inside.
I try to keep them as close to the edge as possible, leaving a little bit of space in the center where I'm going to add my flowers.
Once all the oranges are placed inside, I fill the vase with water about an inch from the top.
2. Build the arrangement
I always start with a base of greenery. I like to use Eucalyptus and Variegated Boxwood. This gives great texture and a little bit of a variation in color.
Then it’s time to add some flowers. I used a variety of flowers in colors that complemented the oranges.
All these colors are the perfect accent with these beautiful oranges and will look fabulous on your fall or Christmas table.
Dried citrus wreath
1. Dry citrus slices
For our last project, I dried citrus slices in a dehydrator. I used pink grapefruit, a navel orange, Cara Cara orange, and blood orange.
2. Attach decorations
I'm going to use those slices to create some ornaments with some cinnamon sticks, star anise, and a little bit of fresh rosemary. I'm just going to use a hot glue gun to keep everything in place.
Glue the cinnamon stick to the middle of the dried grapefruit slice, and add a piece of rosemary and maybe a little bit of star anise. You can do all kinds of different combinations.
I then take a wire and push it through the rind of the citrus and twist it. You want to be careful as the fruit is fragile.
You can make different assortments of these. Here I'm using a piece of the naval orange, the Cara Cara orange, and a slice of the blood orange.
3. Attach ornaments to the wreath
Continue until you have about six ornaments made and then attach them to a wreath. I started with a basic faux magnolia wreath, and I've just twisted the wires around to attach the ornaments to the wreath.
The citrus looks beautiful against the magnolia.
Easy Citrus Décor Tutorial
There you have three beautiful citrus décor projects to embellish your home this season.
I've placed my citrus centerpiece and cone topiary on my dining room table for all my guests to enjoy.
Let me know what you think of these ideas in the comments.