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A Very Zero Waste Christmas

Dried Citrus Slice Ornaments - Cut four unpeeled oranges into rounds about inch thick and bake on a greased cookie sheet at 175 degrees for 4 hours. To hang, poke a hole near one edge with a needle and thread doubled twine through to make a loop.

DIY Dried Oranges in the oven---but could also be done in a dehydrator or air dried on screens. Great for primitive Christmas decorating.

DIY Dried Oranges in the oven---but could also be done in a dehydrator or air dried on screens. Great for primitive Christmas decorating. Be Care when drying in the oven, better to take them out a little early than let them get too brown and dead looking.

How to Make Dried Orange and Cloves Slices Christmas Decorations - Our Little House in the Country

How to Make Dried Orange and Cloves Christmas Decorations

I actually use dried orange slices to deter my cat from the tree. Im going to have to tey these this year :-) How to Make Dried Orange and Cloves Slices Christmas Decorations - Our Little House in the Country

Green and red signifies nature during Christmas. Although most trees have lost their leaves on fall and awaits the arrival of spring for new sprouts [...]

19+ Earth-Friendly Natural Christmas Decorating Ideas

Dried Orange Slices Garland: Slice navel orange very thinly; line on nonstick baking mat; generously dust with confectioners' sugar; bake at 200 degrees for hours until peels are dry and flesh is translucent

Dried Orange Slices ... look great hanging on the tree. With the lights behind them, they have a stained glass appearance. Just put a single layer of 1/4-inch sliced oranges on a cookie sheet and bake for 2 to 3 hours at 225 degrees Fahrenheit.  Bake until dry and keep checking to make sure they don't burn.

Green Christmas Ornaments, Gifts and Activities

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With simple household items, you can transform the holiday cards of the past into Christmas decorations of the present -- and create your family's own little recycling center in the process.

Recycled Christmas Card Crafts

Holiday Card Ornaments With simple household items, you can transform the holiday cards of the past into Christmas decorations of the present -- Hang or display ornamental balls made from last year's greeting cards.

Alternative Christmas tree

A pine branch as a holiday tree via Remodelista. Love this simple Christmas decorating idea: if only I didn't have a toddler!

Ornament made from peppermints, red hots, and hot glue!

Christmas Inspiration Board by Bella Bella Studios~ Peppermint candy wreath. What a fun and easy project for kids to make for teachers and classmates! via Martha Stewart.

How to make cloved oranges aka a pomander.  A simple, inexpensive way to add traditional holiday decor (and aroma) to your home.

How To Make Cloved Oranges

Article on how to make cloved oranges. A simple, inexpensive way to add traditional holiday decor (and aroma) to the home. Looks fairly idiot-proof.

Stamped burlap ornaments

Gift idea: Stamped Burlap Ornaments - grab some burlap, tacky glue, fabric paint and letter stamp set to get a jump on the holiday preparations!

Transform inexpensive plastic toys into sparkling tabletop decor with a little glitter and craft glue.

The Best Handmade Christmas Decorations

PHOTO: EARL CARTER of 49 > Glittered Deer Table Decorations A little sparkle transforms inexpensive toys into shimmering decorations for the dining table. How to Make the Glittered Deer Table Decorations

DIY::Pinecone Elves

Make a tribe of cute crafted pine cone elves to decorate far more than the elf on the shelf could ever manage. Pine cones, felt, brown pipe cleaners, a wooden bead and a bit of paint plus needle and thread are all you need to make your own pine cone elf

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