I'm Amanda and I’m passionate about creating a well loved and well lived in home for my family and I I'd love to help you do the same!
I love adding natural elements to my decor during the holiday season! Dried orange garlands add a touch of natural Scandinavian style and a fun pop of colour. They also make your house smell like citrus and only cost a few dollars to make!
This is one of the 3 easy Christmas garlands I made this year. I promise if I can do it, so can you!
Here’s a quick reference sheet that you can print out!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
I set out three cookies sheets as I wanted to make enough orange slices to create a garland as well as hang extra slices on Christmas trees around the house.
Slice oranges 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and place in a single layer on the cookie sheets.
TIP: Blot with paper towel to remove excess moisture and speed up the drying process.
Place in the oven and bake for 5-6 hours at 250 degrees F or until the oranges start to turn slightly brown and dry.
Let the orange slices cool! They smell so good!
String the oranges onto fishing line. Poke the line through the flesh of the orange, not the rind!
TIP: You can string them close together, or leave 1-2 inch gaps as I did for a more minimal look.
The fishing line is invisible and makes the oranges look like they are floating if you hang them alone!
You can also use the string of oranges to trim a cedar or fir garland as I did above our kitchen sink!
If you just want to buy a ready-made dried orange garland or orange slices that is also an option! Etsy is my favourite place to shop for homemade items! I’ve linked a few sources below!
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