How to Make a DIY Holiday Centerpiece with Halos Mandarin Oranges

By Shannon Gurnee
In Crafts
December 16, 2013

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#spon #HalosFun

One of my favorite fruits growing up were the California Mandarins that were small, sweet, seedless and easy to peel.  These beautiful orange fruits are also enjoyed by everyone in our home.  So, when I was invited to come up with a crafty idea involving these delicious mandarins, I jumped at the opportunity.  I had so much fun searching Google for different Holiday Mandarin Orange ideas, but when all was said and done, I came up with my very own idea.  I created a Holiday Centerpiece using the Halos Mandarin Oranges.

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The first step to creating your Holiday Centerpiece is to pick up a box (or bag) of Halos Mandarin Oranges at your local grocery store.  I found it both at our local grocery store (Vons), as well as our big box store (Costco).  Both places had fabulous deals on the Halos Oranges, but I have to admit the display at Costco really caught my attention (as well as other shoppers around me).  I should also mention that a bag of these delicious, easy-peel Mandarin Oranges were less than $5!  That’s a great deal for a big family like ours!

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Once you have your Halos Mandarin Oranges, you’ll need a basket (I used a holiday-themed one), as well as some pine tree sprigs and pinecones.  You can use either artificial or real pine tree sprigs and pinecones.  I chose to use the artificial ones.  Organize your centerpiece so that the Halos Mandarin Oranges are in the center and the pine sprigs and pinecones are surrounding them.  Set it out in the middle of a table with a red tablecloth and you are all set with your quick and easy DIY Holiday Centerpiece!  Plus, you can even snack on the centerpiece during the event.  Enjoy!

Halos box
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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

8 Responses to “How to Make a DIY Holiday Centerpiece with Halos Mandarin Oranges”

  1. Caroline Hileman-Schaffer says:

    Cute idea! Not sure how long those decorations would last in my house!

  2. Tanya says:

    Every year we get an orange in our stocking from my grandmothers. I like the idea of putting them our for everyone like this though.

  3. Allison Downes says:

    What a great idea. I LOVE these oranges. I buy them all the time. Thank you for sharing!

  4. What an adorable idea including something that’s both sweet AND healthy! You don’t see much of that around the holidays; it’s usually cookies, candy, fudge, etc. Plus, who DOESN’T like those cute little mini oranges?!

  5. christina moore says:

    This is so cute, love it

  6. Amy Orvin says:

    I wouldn’t have thought of something like that. That’s very cute. I like it!

  7. Tracie Trump says:

    love getting oranges in my stocking as a kid and would love to try this idea during the holiday season

  8. Barbara Platt says:

    We love Halos and keep them on hand but they disappear real fast

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