Make your own natural Christmas decorations
Making the cinnamon stick and orange slice decoration
2. Tie the raffia firmly around one of the cinnamon sticks, so that both the ends of the raffia are the same length.
3. Thread both ends of the raffia through 3 bay leaves, then all the orange slices, then the rest of the bay leaves.
4. Tie the second cinnamon stick in place on top of the stack, and form a hanging loop.
Tips and variations on these natural Christmas decorations
– Try drying your own orange slices by putting on a baking tray in a fan oven (30degC or lowest setting) for a few hours.