All things orange are taking over the fruit bowl at the moment. Being in possession of a constantly cold-y toddler, I think I'm trying to convince myself I can fend off the germs with all that vitamin C. Tiny tangerines jostle for space with the soft-skinned satsumas and the huge navel oranges that just had to come home with us from the greengrocer.
With oranges on the mind, it was no surprise that this activity caught my eye on the Christmas treasure trove that is Pinterest. I used orange peel as it was what I had to hand, but will definitely try satsuma peel next as it will be easier to press the cutter through (so suitable for toddler hands) and will dry quicker too.
Once our tree is up next weekend, this garland is destined for the lower branches (i.e. it won't smash if over excited toddler hands grab it!) but I can see I'm going to end up making a lot of these - they'd look great in a wreath, or used as a decoration on Christmas parcels.
Next orange project: pomanders!
Joining in with Nature in the Home.