to make an Orange Peel Topiary
1. Fit the foam
snugly inside the small pot, with the bottom glued in
place. Trim the top so it is level with the top of the
If your cinnamon sticks do not measure 6" long you
will have to glue several together with the glue gun to
make one 6 inches long. Push the
cinnamon sticks into the center of the foam, all the way
to the bottom. Add a dab of glue around them where they
meet the foam. Cover the foam with moss, securing it in
place with floral pins.
Styrofoam ball onto the tops of the cinnamon sticks and
add glue to keep in place. (You can use a pencil to poke a
hole into the Styrofoam ball that the cinnamon stick will
go into. Place a dab of glue in the hole to hold the stick
Start adding orange peels - by pushing the ends into the
foam ball. Allow them to head out in every direction. When
the ball becomes about half full, start gluing in the
orange peels. Continue gluing in peels until the entire
ball is concealed.
Orange Ribbon Peels *
Slice fruit into 1" sections
then place on paper towel lined dish.
Pull the inside of the orange away
from the peels. Cover with more
paper towels. Line a glass pie pan with 4 layers of paper towels.
Microwave the fruit at 50 percent power for 3 minutes. If your
microwave oven does not have a carousel, turn the dish a
quarter-turn. Turn the peels over and arrange the slices on dry
areas of the paper towels. Microwave the peel again at 50 percent
power for 2 minutes.
Let the orange peel air dry for a day or
two until hard.