I tried to hold off, because I feel I've reached my comfort level with thing that displays my innards on the intarweb. However, when my coworker sent me the Pinterest invite twice, then followed up asking if I had joined, I had to.
I just had to!!
For the sake of coworkerly love, I HAD TO.
As much as I've pinned a few interesting things for my own home in my "for le chateau de Holz", I've made right with the world by putting up a few things on there.
Took two oranges and sliced them. about 1/4" thick.
Placed on the oven racks at 200 degrees. Turned the oven off every so often to keep them from truly cooking.
A few were scrapped... but the ones that worked, I tied fishing line to them, and threaded a leaf (poked a hole in leaf with toothpick).
Took a branch from outside (white pine), and tied them in a way that would make the branch horizontal. (weight/scale kind of thing)
I happened to have a teeny tiny orange from a box of Satsuma mandarins I bought, but if you don't have that I'm sure you could use a Cinnamon stick, or a bird, or anything to be the middle weight. Looks fine without a middle weight, too.