Saturday, December 18, 2010

orange you chili?

we grew chili peppers this summer, theoretically to be able to make salsa with the tomatoes we grew.  in july, a few ripened past green to red, and as soon as i saw that, i knew what my christmas wreath would look like this year.

i have hoarded peppers, mostly on the plant, since then.  i harvested them all the other day and began wiring them to a plain pine wreath.  i have to say it was a bit dull until i picked an orange from our tree, sliced it and dried it in the oven (200°F for 2 hours on a lightly oiled pan) and added the dried pieces to the wreath.  slap on a bow, and voilà!  a wreath!


Leena said...

Oh, what an great idea!

I am packing! we are going to drive 1000 km tomorrow to my mums place in our capital Helsinki...

Merry X-mas to you and your family!

Päivi, Lankakomero said...

Merry Christmas to you!

Acrylic-Girl said...

Love it! What a wonderful wreath.

Happy holidays and best wishes for the new year :)