Post # 1
My Fiance had an idea of popping fake oranges in potted citrus-looking trees surrounding our reception pavilion. I think this would look fantastic and match our orangy-theme nicely, but I’m not sure popping them in the leaves will be secure enough. I don’t want them falling and rolling all around. I’d get orange ball ornaments but I think they’d look too “Christmassy” and glass ones I’m afraid would break.
Here are the fake oranges:
Any ideas beyond punching a hole in them and putting in a hook? Trying to find a quick solution and I feel like there’s something crafty out there I’ve overlooked…
Post # 3
We had real lemon trees at our wedding, but had to add fake lemons since they didn’t bloom on time!
We used a bag of Christmas tree metal ornament hooks (you know, the kind you buy when you lose the string on your ornaments). Just dig one end into the fruit to pierce it, and wrap the other around a branch! No one could tell they weren’t real 😉
Post # 4
@peacheslea: Ah, beautiful lemon trees! That must have been stunning. Thanks for your tip! That’s what I figured we’d do. I hope the thickness of the plastic will allow us to pierce through easily. I’m waiting to buy hooks until the “oranges” arrive. Hooray!
Post # 5
The ones you bought look like they’re going to be hollow hard-plastic. You’d probably have an easier time if you found some styrofoam oranges.
But, one thing you might try, if you’re having trouble piercing it, would be to use a heated needle or awl to melt a hole. You mught alse try supergluing some green yarn to the top, and tying that to the tree.
Post # 6
@peacheslea: that is a fabulous idea haha 🙂
Post # 7
@moara: Awesome suggestions! I never would have thought to use heat. Thank you very much. I knew I could count on the Bees! Can’t wait for the oranges to arrive to see what the situation will be. Eep! 🙂
Post # 8
When I get home I’ll post a pic of our lemon trees!
My parents kept them, and they’re actually bearing fruit now! Shame they’re not a fabulous fruit everyone wants to grow so they can eat 😛 haha