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DIY Christmas card or photo display

DIY christmas card or photo display

I love receiving Christmas cards from all of our friends and family. I made this DIY Christmas card display as a way to hang all of our holiday cards so that we can enjoy them through the season. It also makes a great photo display as well. Scroll down to see how to make this DIY Christmas card or photo display.

DIY Christmas card or photo display

This is super easy and neutral so you can leave up all year long! We don’t have many photos displayed throughout our home so I think I’m going to print some and leave it up in our living room. I also think this would be beautiful in a nursery.

DIY christmas card or photo display

To make this DIY Christmas card or photo display

You will need:

DIY Christmas card or photo display

Directions:

1.) Start by cutting two pieces of twine, making them the same length.

2.) Tie each piece of twine one to each end of the branch. Bring up each piece so that you make a triangle and tie at the top. This will be how you hang the branch.

DIY christmas card or photo display

3.) Next you will assemble your greenery. If using a garland, cut into 3 separate pieces. If using faux eucalyptus stems, tie a few stems together to make a longer strand of eucalyptus. You will need 3.

4.) Take a piece of twine and tie to the end of the eucalyptus strand. Tie the other end of the twine to the branch so that it dangles down. Do this with the other two stands.

DIY christmas card or photo display

5.) Use clothespins to hang your cards or photos.

That’s it! Now you can enjoy looking at all of your holiday cards all season. And when the holidays are over, use to hang some photos throughout your home!

 

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Nesting

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Nesting and my random thoughts on this first cold December Saturday.

Scroll down for this week’s Nesting.

I can’t believe we’re already in December and Christmas will be here soon! I ordered my Christmas cards the other day for same day pickup. I got all excited thinking I was ahead of the game this year and then realized they didn’t come with envelopes lol. So if you’re on my Christmas card list, know that they’re coming 🙂

Who was in your Spotify Top 5? Obviously Tay Tay was in mine but my #1 was Vitamin String Quartet. Thank you Bridgerton for that! VSQ was on the soundtrack and I became obsessed!

As all of your Amazon and Christmas orders start piling up on your doorstep, be sure to show some love to all of your delivery drivers and postal workers. Click here to see my easy way to show some extra love to all those working tirelessly this season to deliver our packages.

Have you started your holiday baking? I recently made these Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles and they are amazing!!! Click here for the recipe and 6 other Christmas cookie recipes!

Boozy chocolate hazelnut truffles and more Christmas cookie recipes

The other day in the my Instagram stories, someone asked for a comfortable loungewear recommendation. I recently got this set and it is ridiculously cozy! It does run a bit larger so size down one unless you prefer a looser fit.

Amazon women's loungewear in this week's Nesting

This week’s DIY was these super easy dried orange slice ornaments. I’ve been making dried oranges for Christmas decor for years. I love them in garlands, wreaths, as ornaments or to use to wrap presents. Sharing my DIY here!

Dried orange slice ornaments

I’m working on some fun holiday inspired cocktails for your holiday celebrations. I recently shared this recipe for my dairy free chocolate hazelnut liqueur. It tastes just like nutella. You can drink warm as a boozy hot chocolate, serve over ice for a chocolate hazelnut martini (that’s what my mom did and she said it was delish!) or add into your coffee.

dairy free chocolate hazelnut liqueur

Weekly meal planning will resume next year – putting on hold for now since I’m sharing all the holiday things!

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How to make dried orange slice ornaments

Dried orange slice ornaments

Dried orange slices make such pretty holiday decor for garlands and ornaments. Not only is it very simplistic, but you can use to decorate past the holidays through the winter months. Scroll down to learn how to dry orange slices and make these dried orange slice ornaments.

How to dry orange slices

It’s super easy to dry orange slices. I also do grapefruits too because I just love the color!

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Slice your oranges and grapefruits about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment and place the citruses on the parchment paper.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 5-6 hours, flipping regularly so that each side is dried evenly.
  5. Let cool

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

You will need:

  • a needle with a large eye
  • twine
  • cranberries
  • orange slices
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Start by threading some or the twine through the eye of the needle.
  2. With the point end of your needle, pierce the cranberry and pull it through so that it is on the twine.
  3. Repeat with the orange slices and cranberries in whatever pattern you choose.
  4. Cut the twine and tie the ends together.

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

Use to decorate your tree.

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

I also use it to tie around homemade gifts like my homemade chocolate hazelnut liqueur.

Click here to get the recipe

how to make dried orange slice ornaments

 

In the past, I’ve also done dried orange slice garlands. Click here to see how.

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Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

I recently whipped up this recipe as I needed a dairy free chocolate hazelnut liqueur for my Christmas truffle recipe.

This tastes delish in a glass over ice as a dessert nightcap or drink warm for a boozy chocolate hazelnut hot cocoa. (It’s also really good in a nice mug of coffee too!) The best part is this recipe is dairy free so it’s perfect if you can’t have dairy, are plant-based or vegan.

Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups dairy free hazelnut spread
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups dairy free cream (I used Oatly.)
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka

Directions:

  1. In a pot, pour the chocolate chips, hazelnut spread, cream and sugar.
  2. Heat and whisk often until completely melted and combined.
  3. Whisk in the vodka.
  4. Pour in a mug and drink warm for a boozy hot chocolate. Or allow to cool and pour into a glass bottle. Keep chilled and shake well before using. Works well in coffee or as an after dinner dessert drink.

Click here for my chocolate truffle recipe using this chocolate hazelnut liqueur.

dairy free chocolate hazelnut liqueur

Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

This dairy free chocolate hazelnut liqueur is the perfect holiday recipe! Enjoy warm as an adult hot chocolate or serve chilled over ice as an after dinner dessert drink. It's also a great addition in my chocolate truffle recipe!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Drinks
Servings 1 bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups dairy free hazelnut spread
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups dairy free creamer
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka

Instructions
 

  • In a pot, pour the chocolate chips, hazelnut spread, cream and sugar.
  • Heat and whisk often until completely melted and combined.
  • Whisk in the vodka.
  • Pour in a mug and drink warm for a boozy hot chocolate. Or allow to cool and pour into a glass bottle. Keep chilled and shake well before using. Works well in coffee or as an after dinner dessert drink.
Keyword cocktails, dairy free, holiday recipes, vegan

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