Christmas carols, sharing the real meaning of Christmas, twinkle lights, family gatherings, making memories together in the kitchen whipping up yummy Christmas treats. These are a few of the things that make Christmas time so special.
One thing that we look forward to as family at Christmas time is making decorations – anything from stringing up popcorn and cranberries to making cinnamon ornaments. All these things add a special touch of sweetness to our home for Christmas.
While we may not have the time to make a lot of these each year, taking a few minutes here and there to make something special for Christmas has been a way for us to continue these traditions.
Here are few ideas of some DIY Christmas Decorations from the Kitchen.
- Garlands of popcorn and cranberries – using a needle and thread string popcorn and cranberries to your desired lengths. We usually make several medium strands instead of one or two long ones.
- Dried orange slices – these can be dried in a food dehydrator or in your oven at its lowest setting. Dried orange slices on a Christmas tree adds so much beauty, they sparkle from the twinkle lights.
- Cinnamon ornaments – The link has directions on how to make them. For storing them for next year, I like to keep them in a glass ball jar for safe keeping.
- Clove oranges – these are so pretty and easy to make. You can wrap ribbon around them to hang or put several of them in a bowl.
- Bowl of water with cranberries and a floating candle or votive candle. We like to use a large glass bowl and put three candles in with the cranberries or a smaller glass bowl with just one candle.
- Orange peel decorations – Cut designs out of orange or clementine peel, add a small hole for a thread or ribbon and hang up. They will slowly dry through the season.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and special times with your family and friends!