i may have the biggest sweet tooth on this planet. i need something sweet after every meal in order to feel satisfied. i blame this trait on my mom and she blames it on her dad so at least i know i am in good company.
but even i can get a little overwhelmed with all the treats to be eaten this holiday season.
so when i was thinking of a treat to give my neighbors/friends i wanted to look past the traditional sugar cookies, fudge, peppermint bark etc. (even though those are all good options and i honestly love when we have neighbors / friends kind enough to gift them to us) and opt for something festive but out of the box and a little less sugar.
i found this clementine wreath tutorial last season and knew it was perfect way to spread christmas cheer this season.
– a box of clementines (i got mine from trader joe’s for about $3)
– bakers twine (found in the baking section of michaels)
– roll of cellophane (available at dollar store or michaels)
– blank tags
– washi tape (found mine at michaels)
you should start by cutting strips of cellophane that are wide enough to wrap your clementines. always error on the wider side and it should turn out fine. don’t feel the need to shorten the length of the cellophane because that can be done at the very end (we made the mistake of shortening it because we were using less clementines than the original tutorial and it was a mistake).
i used 6 or seven oranges for each wreath but you can use more if you would like. i think 6 is the least amount you should use because any smaller and it may not have the nice wreath shape. line the clementines up a couple inches apart (the distance does not matter too much so just eyeball it).
then wrap the cellophane into a tube with clementines inside and secure the tube with clear tape. now, tie a piece of twine in a bow between each clementine. your almost there….
to finish tie the two ends together to make a wreath. ta-da!
you now have a clementine wreath to give to your friends, neighbors, family, coworkers, acquaintances, santa, frenemies, etc.
…and it is a lot less work than baking, which means there is still time to make these wreaths and deliver them before christmas!
i attached a tag that i decorated with washi tape at the bottom.
i loved how the wreaths turned out and received many compliments when delivering them. i think we have a new tradition in our home!
what are you favorite goodies to give to those you love?