Tangerine decorations for New Year: 7 unusual ideas

Tangerine decorations for New Year: 7 unusual ideas

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The scent of tangerines is associated with the New Year, joy and childhood. Bright orange fruits are not only delicious, they can serve as wonderful New Year decorations that are so easy to make with your own hands.

Joy-pup offers a selection of original ideas: take a look at what can be made from tangerines and get inspired for your own creations..

Tangerine tiny figures

Tangerine decorations for New Year 1

Tangerines in a fruit vase can be turned into funny little people. If you love and know how to knit, make warm winter hats for them, use dry carnation buds to make eyes, also draw a nose and a smile with a marker.

Christmas balls made of tangerines

Tangerine decorations for New Year 2

Earlier, Christmas trees were decorated with candles and sweets: nuts in foil, glazed gingerbread cookies, candies and fruits. Remember the old tradition and make Christmas tree decorations from tangerines. Simply remove the wire ties from the factory-made toys, stick them in the tangerines, and hang them on the tree.

Tangerine snowmen

Tangerine decorations for New Year 3

Bright orange balls make wonderful snowmen.

You will need

  • Tangerines
  • Toothpicks
  • Dry cloves
  • Thin carrot sticks
  • Dill sprigs

How to make a snowman

  1. Pick three tangerines: the largest for the bottom “ball”, a bit smaller for the middle, and the smallest for the top one.
  2. Stick toothpicks into the center of the middle ball on top and bottom sides and put the “head” and base on them.
  3. Make eyes from clove buds, nose from a block of carrots, draw a smile with a marker. Stick the hands into a medium tangerine – you can make them from dill twigs, or from the toothpicks as well.
  4. If wished, dress up the snowman: put on a plastic cap on its head, tie a scarf around the neck (for example, made from colored woolen threads or a narrow ribbon).

Tangerine Christmas tree

Make a DIY miniature tangerine tree and decorate your festive table with it.

Tangerine decorations for New Year 4

You will need

  • Tangerines
  • Thick piece of Styrofoam
  • Multifunctional adhesive
  • Ruler, pencil
  • Stationery knife
  • Wooden skewers or toothpicks
  • Dry cloves
  • Spruce twigs

How to make a tangerine tree

Tangerine decorations for New Year 5
  1. Glue the two plastic foam rectangles and cut out a cone – the basis for the future “Christmas tree”.
  2. Using wooden skewers, alternately attach the tangerines to the base, layer by layer, from bottom to top, as tightly as possible.
  3. Stuff each tangerine with clove buds (optional).
  4. Take small spruce branches and gently insert between the tangerines (as in the photo above).

Tangerine tree

Using tangerines, you can “grow” a decorative topiary tree for the New Year.

Tangerine decorations for New Year 6

You will need

  • Massive flower pot
  • Thick branch
  • Polyurethane foam
  • PVA adhesive
  • Floristic sponge 
  • Toothpicks
  • Tangerines
  • Sisal

How to make a tangerine tree

Tangerine decorations for New Year 7

1. Place the floristic sponge in a pot and fix a branch into it. For balance, harden with foam.

2. Cover the upper end of the branch with glue and put a round floristic sponge on it (you can buy it ready-made in a flower shop or on the Internet).

Lifehack: instead of a floral sponge, you can use polystyrene: glue several layers and cut the ball with a stationery knife.

3. Attach the tangerines to the ball one by one using toothpicks.

4. Decorate the tree and pot with green sisal (as shown in the photo).

Tangerine flower arrangement

Tangerine decorations for New Year 8

Tangerines, evergreen ivy and decorative candles make a stunning New Year’s flower arrangement.

You will need

  • Round tray or large platter
  • Ivy (can be replaced with spruce or pine branches)
  • Tangerines
  • Candles

How to create a flower arrangement

1. Place a wreath of ivy or pine twigs around the edge of the tray. To make the composition look neat, tie the wreath in several places.

Tangerine decorations for New Year 9

2. Place candles in the center of the tray.

Tangerine decorations for New Year 10

3. Place tangerines beautifully between green branches and candles.

Tangerine decorations for New Year 11

Christmas wreath made of tangerines

Tangerine decorations for New Year 12

Using ripe tangerines you can easily and quickly make a Christmas wreath, which can become an original decor or a delicious gift for the holiday.

You will need

  • 8 tangerines
  • Transparent packaging film for bouquet
  • Narrow decorative tape
  • Wide ribbon for a bow

How to make a tangerine wreath

Tangerine decorations for New Year 13
  1. Lay the tangerines in a row on the cellophane film.
Tangerine decorations for New Year 14

2. Wrap tightly and tie narrow ribbons between the tangerines.

Tangerine decorations for New Year 15

3. Put the ends of the tangerine chain together and tie tightly with a ribbon.

Tangerine decorations for New Year 16

4. Tie a lush Christmas bow and decorate the wreath. If desired, you can attach spruce twigs and miniature Christmas tree decorations.

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