DIY Clementine Wreaths

'Tis the time of year when, betwixt the piles of butter-and-sugar-laden treats, we are often delighted to discover a pile of that sweetheart of the citrus family - the ever-so-easy-to-eat clementine.

This year, why not share the citrus joy with your friends & neighbours? These clever clementine wreaths are a lovely way to wish the ones you love a happy & healthy holiday season!

To create your own, you'll need clementines, cellophane, clear tape, twine, tags, and washi tape.


Add a strip of colourful washi tape to your blank tags. Here the tape is folded over the edge so that both sides of the tag benefit from the washi treatment.


Cut a piece of cellophane. Line up 8 clementines along the length of your cellophane. Leave a little space between each clementine.



Wrap the cellophane into a tube with the clementines inside. Secure with a few small pieces of clear sticky tape.


Tie a piece of twine between each clementine.



Join the two end pieces of cellophane together so that your clementine tube becomes a ring (or a wreath!). Secure with a piece of baker's twine, add your tag (write your message before attaching!) and tie baker's twine into a bow. If ends of cellophane are too long or uneven, carefully trim.

There you go - a  healthy DIY treat all ready for gifting.Images & project courtesy of Alexis Edghill Whalen. Thanks for sharing!




20 comments:

  1. Wow I really like this idea! Do you think Saran Wrap would work as well?

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    1. I don't think any plastic cling wraps would work as well - too clingy. You need the volume & strength of a cellophane vs stretch clear plastic.

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  2. This is a Great idea!! do you think nuts in a shell would work as well?

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    1. It should - the wreaths would just be smaller!

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  3. ,this is really pretty thank you for sharing. You could also alternate between the clementines and apples it would make it very colorful as well.

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    1. You could... though apples might be a bit heavy.

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  4. Lovely idea, so simple and inexpensive!

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  5. What a super idea!!! Shared! at: https://www.facebook.com/HOMEAGAINJiggetyJig

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  6. Hi there!

    I am working with Babble on an upcoming holiday gift post and we would love to include this! We would of course give you full credit and link back to the post. Let me know! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Kersey - feel free to share with link and credit - just please don't post the entire tutorial. Thanks! Marisa

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  7. Love this idea! Just shared on my Facebook Page. Thanks.

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  8. It works!!!! OMG! I used green 'basket wrap' from hobby lobby. I could only fit 7 cutie oranges, but it looks awesome! Thank you!

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  9. I give a lot of neighbor and friends-at-work gifts each year and love making them myself. I'm so saving this for next year! In South Alabama we have our own Satsumas growing in people's backyards, so thos are easy to get for me. One question: where will I find that stiffer cellophane? Craft stores? Thanks!!

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    1. A craft store would probably be a great place to find cellophane for these!

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  10. adorable, I made some for valentines day and they are so cute! Thanks for the IDEA!

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  11. This is so neat! I love the idea! Thank You!

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  12. I recently saw your clementine wreath on the blog post 12 Days of {Eco-Friendly} Christmas by EcoGoodz (http://ecogoodz.com/blog/the-12-days-of-eco-friendly-christmas/) Great idea! Very creative and a fantastic alternative to baked goods. Thanks!

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