Wednesday, November 4, 2009

decore with oranges

Cut orange through the middle. Oranges are very pliable, so you can shape it into a nice sphere and also press it down on the table to flatten the bottom so that it will stand nicely when the project is done.
Use a knife to separate the meat of the orange from the rind.
Use a spoon to scoop out the meat.
The cleaner you can get the rind, the less moisture and mess you’ll have later on. Be sure to save the edible part of the orange.
Cut a hole in the center of the top of the orange to allow smoke to escape the votive. this is a small round biscuit cutter, but stars or other cookie cutter shapes would also be festive.
Place a votive in the bottom half and then rejoin the two halves
decorate the crown of the orange with whole cloves.
Set the votive in the center of a plate to provide support and eliminate messes.

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