My Little Living Pine Tree

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Kim Biegacki

By
@pistachyoo

Last Christmas my husband Anthony surprised me by bringing home a small pine tree and I was so excited to get finally get a "REAL" tree that I knew just what I wanted to do with it. I wanted to decorate it with all natural items so that after displaying it for Christmas I could put it outside for the birds and animals to enjoy. Here is my first attempt at decorating an all natural tree. My little doggies really enjoyed it too. They were licking the oranges and smelling all the goodies on the tree. It was too cute!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
1 family tree
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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    pineapple slices, dried
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    apple slices, dried
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    lime slices, dried
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    lemon slices, dried
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    orange slices, dried
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    cereal, multi-grain cheerios
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    cinnamon sticks
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    bay leaves
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    cranberry's
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    popcorn
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    string, twine or ribbon

How to Make My Little Living Pine Tree

Step-by-Step

  1. Slice your fruit into very thin slices and bake at 200 degrees for about 2 1/2 to 3 hrs. I flipped them once. Keep checking them till they are dried the way you want them. I put a little honey on some of my dried fruit and some sprinkled sugar.
  2. String popcorn, cereal, fresh cranberries, bay leaves and cinnamon sticks individually or mix them on the same string.
  3. Decorate tree how you want to.
  4. Miss Tibby & Paczki our Schnoodles admiring the tree.
    After the New Year I put this tree out on the back porch for the birds to admire and munch on the goodies, so it served a dual purpose. I took a picture but cannot find it right now. Will have to add it after making one this year.

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About My Little Living Pine Tree

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy




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