I have absolutely no idea ... , hmmm. I took this photo in March this year. Any ideas? No, me neither! So let's get on with the crafting!
Dried citrus 'sun catcher' garlands
You will need:
A selection of dried orange/grapefruit/lemon slices
A suitable window and some sunshine to twinkle through!
2. Make sure you have a sufficient length of thread before you start. Then sort out your beads, I used a vintage Indian bell as the first item, tying it on very tightly, following it with festively coloured beads.
3.Carefully pierce the fruit part of the slice with your threaded tapestry needle, tie the thread against the rind which is a lot firmer. Repeat on the opposite side of the fruit slice, again tie, leave a gap then repeat for the remaining pieces of dried fruit slices.
4. Finally make a loop and add your chosen ribbon to the top.
5. Hang your festive orange garlands in your window and step back, marvelling at the light shining through your citrus sun catchers!
You can buy ready dried citrus slices or you can make them yourself. I looked on the internet and there are a number of sites explaining how to do so, however, I purchased a small packet for less than £2.00 so much easier! As I type this - the room is gently scented by a slight hint of orange marmalade, yum!
If you have been inspired by my tutorial,
could you be so kind to link back to my blog,
I would love to see how your festive citrus garlands turned out :)
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