Easy to Make
Christmas Decorations

easy to make christmas decorations clove orangeOf all the easy to make Christmas decorations, I love making clove oranges the best. They are so simple to make, and their spicy aroma will make your whole house smell of Christmas!

Take a look at my step-by-step photo instructions, and learn to make this lovely decoration in minutes...

And don't forget to check out the links to many more simple Christmas ornament instructions at the bottom of the page.


How to Make Clove Oranges

Gather your materials...

To make a clove orange decoration you'll need:easy to make christmas decorations clove orange materials
  • an orange
  • thin coloured ribbon (enough to wrap around your orange twice and a bit more)
  • cloves


Clove Orange Instructions

Step 1.
Wrap the ribbon around the orange, twisting at the base, to divide the orange into quarters.

Step 2.
Feed the ends under the piece of ribbon at the top of the orange.

Step 3.
Tie a simple overhand knot to secure the ribbon in place.

Step 4, 5 & 6.
Now start pressing cloves into your orange. I like to outline the ribbon with cloves first, and then fill in the gaps.

easy to make christmas decorations clove orange instructions


You can also make pretty patterns on your orange with cloves. Try making stars, hearts and more!

Once you are finished, hang the clove orange on your tree by tying it on with the extra ribbon, and enjoy the spicy Christmas aroma!

Alternatively, decorate several oranges (or clementines, mandarins, etc) with cloves and display them in bowls around the house. This will add a beautiful aroma to your rooms at Christmas time, and looks great too!


More Christmas Decorations to Make...

Are you looking for more easy to make Christmas decorations? Click the link below to see our other DIY Christmas ornament instructions:

homemade christmas ornamentsClick for Christmas Ornament gallery

...or maybe you'd like to see our collection of homemade Christmas gift ideas.

Happy crafting!


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