Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Tis the season

I think every household has a big ol' crate of clementines right about now. Due to diaper rash alert, they don't really get eaten as quickly as I would like. So what to do...

Finally, a craft project that held Sam's attention for more that 20 seconds! There is something satifying about pushing that clove through the peel. And orange oil and clove make for a heavenly aroma. We made about 7 of these guys.

The garland wasn't as big of a hit with Sam, but he helped for a little bit.

Clementine slices dried in the oven, cranberries and cinnamon sticks. Turned out very pretty

My house smells yummy.

Shopping Note: If you want to try making the ornaments and need to buy whole cloves, be aware that I first picked up a McCormicks bottle from the spice section and they were $13! I then went to the International aisle and found the same amount from Badia for $1.56. They are probably available at most whole food stores for cheap too. Not sure why McCormicks is charging so much...kinda fishy


Anonymous said...

Would love to see a picture of the whole tree.

anniebel said...

Wow!! Ms crafty. Looks like fun!!

crankypantsknits. said...

Okay, I need to go back and start reading forward. Clementines, not tangerines. That must smell amazing!