Homemade Christmas Ornaments Made with Real Food

Homemade Christmas Ornaments Made with Real Food

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We had a lot of fun this Christmas making “real food” homemade Christmas ornaments for our Christmas tree.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments Made with Real Food

Homemade Christmas Ornaments Made with Real Food

There is something about homemade ornaments that make Christmas feel that much more special. Here are a few ideas that are really easy to make.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments Made with Real Food: Dried Oranges

I got a box of Mandarin oranges from Chaffin Orchards and I was trying to think of ways to use them up.

Oranges from Chaffin Orchards

Then I saw this post on Pinterest and I decided to give it a try.

Dried Orange Christmas Ornament from @Cheeseslave

They were really easy to make. I just sliced them up and put them in my dehydrator.

Dried Orange Chrismas Ornaments from @Cheeseslave

Then you just string ribbons on them and hang them on the tree.

Dried Orange Christmas Ornament from @Cheeseslave

In the original post from Pinterest, they said to add powdered sugar. Quite honestly, I did not notice any difference by adding the powdered sugar so you can probably skip it.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments Made with Real Food

Funny, though, my husband found the Tupperware container full of dried orange ornaments, before I had a chance to put ribbons on them and put them on the tree. He ate some of them and later told me they were really good! LOL!

The housekeeper also thought they were garbage and threw them away — we had to fish them out of the trash.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments Made with Real Food: Orange and Clove Pomanders

I saw this pin on pinterest and it took me back to my childhood. My mom and I used to make these decorations.

Orange and Clove Pomanders from @Cheeseslave

All you need for this decoration is some oranges and whole cloves.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments Made with Real Food: Pine Cones and Potpourri

Kate and I found some pine cones at one of our homeschooling park days. I put them in a bowl with some Christmas potpourri.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments Made with Real Food

Popcorn and Cranberry Garlands

We also made a popcorn and cranberry garland.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments Made with Real Food

You need some popped popcorn (no added butter), cranberries, some thread and a needle.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments Made with Real Food

Bubbe (Kate’s grandma) worked on it for a while. She’s an amazing knitter but she wasn’t exactly thrilled with this craft.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments Made with Real Food: Construction Paper Garlands

Stringing popcorn and cranberries turned out to be a little too hard for a 5-year-old, so we decided to make garlands out of construction paper instead.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments Made with Real Food

All you need is construction paper, scissors, and a glue stick or Scotch tape.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments Made with Real Food

We didn’t have the time or patience to finish any of our various kinds of garland, so our tree ended up looking a little “silly” (Kate’s word). But it’s homey and warm and the house smells amazing — like pine and orange and cloves.

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