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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Festive Decorating (and it's Almost Free)!

We're all looking for inexpensive ways to decorate this year.  I was able to put together this pretty basket filled with seasonal goodies I already had around the house... it adds a pop of color, and it smells good, too!

SOOC (Straight Out Of the Camera)

First, I sliced oranges and arranged them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  They went into a 200℉ oven for two hours, until the peels were dry and the fruit was translucent.  I wasn't very careful about how thick I cut them, so I had to leave some in a little longer.

I sent my girls out to collect pinecones and fir tree sprigs.  When the oranges were cooled, I cut them into quarters and inserted them into the the pinecones.  Next, I lined the basket with the fir tree sprigs and placed the pinecones on top. 

I placed the basket in a corner plant shelf, surrounded by bright and colorful bubble lights.  How fun and festive!  

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  1. Such a great and organic idea to decorate! I love in fact.

  2. Love the vibrant orange! And this is such a creative idea for some easy decor. :)

  3. I just realized this was your first time linking up with Color Splash Sunday! Thanks so much for joining in, and I hope you continue to show off your selective color photos. :)