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Christmas Citrus Centerpieces

Christmas Citrus Centerpieces

As a Florida girl citrus- specifically oranges- have always played a role in our Christmas decorations.  My mother often used oranges and greenery for centerpieces and fireplace mantle decorations.  Oranges have been a part of Christmas decorations in Florida and other southern states for generations.  They are in season in the winter; so they are easily obtained, and of course they look beautiful with garland greenery!  I used oranges and Florida Sand Pine cuttings to make a locally sourced centerpiece.  Using the same oranges and greenery three different ways- I showcased the endless possibilities of these beautiful fruits!

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How to Make Sugared Oranges

how to make sugared oranges

Sugaring oranges is an easy way to add sparkle to a traditional fruit centerpiece.  You can sugar any fruit really, but oranges are my favorite, especially at Christmas.  My grandmother used to sugar oranges at Christmas when my mom was growing up.  She shared the tradition with me.  I loved it so much we had them in the centerpieces at my wedding.  Although, for the wedding we used spray glue and glitter.  To make the real thing you use egg whites and sugar and it is insanely easy!

What you need:

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