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Citrus Love

Our Fair Trade Made From Fruit collection is more beautiful than ever; it’s the ultimate in accessorizing and upcycling. Orange peels are incredibly versatile and can be used for so much more. Dazzle your holiday home with these easy DIYs using our favorite citrus ingredients.

DIY Orange Peel Garland for a Decorative Centerpiece: Citrus peels can make wonderful flowers or stars you can use to decorate your home on Christmas. Cut any citrus fruits you have handy in half, and scoop out the pulp with a spoon. Using a sharp pair of scissors, make evenly spaced cuts from the rim of the fruits about 2/3 of the way down towards their bottom. Use the scissors to shape the sections you have obtained after first cutting the peels into star points or flower petals. Dry and completely flatten the citrus peels so they are ready to be used as decorations.

DIY Orange Peel Candle Holder: See how to make a candle holder votive from and orange peel. Not that hard and smells wonderful.

DIY Orange Peel Decorations: Christmas wreath decorated with rose from dry orange peels.

Dried Orange peel ornaments: Shape orange peels with cookie cutters as above or cut them into other shapes, dry and hanging as festive garland, or backdrop or other ornaments decoration.

Orange Peel Votive: Decorate Your House with New Year Crafts. These orange peel candles are so lovely for your home. They bring a lot of joy to your place. This cool DIY crafts project is so much fun to make with kids. Here is a step by step do it yourself tutorial from Handimania for how to make such nice orange peel candles.

DIY citronella candles: The bugs will stay away and you’ll have a great decoration around your house with these all natural (and very beautiful) floating DIY citronella candles! Just fill a mason jar with some of YOUR favorite scents (we picked orange peels, cinnamon sticks, and rosemary), then add hot water and citronella essential oil. Float a small candle at the top and enjoy your bug-free night.

Lemon/Orange Extract: 1-2 – whole organic lemons or 1 orange 3/4 cup – Vodka glass bottle with lid/cork Wash and dry fruit thoroughly before peeling off the thin outer layer. If any white pith remains, slice it off with a paring knife as they tend to add bitterness. Fill the bottle with peels and cover completely with vodka. Seal well and place in a cool, dark place in your kitchen.