Dried Orange Garland

Monday, December 9, 2019

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by Brit Strawbridge

How pretty are these?! I’m trying to find new ways to decorate and bring Christmas cheer into the house without spending an arm and a leg on cute wintery Christmas decorations (I can’t even go on Anthropologie’s website right now). So we tried our hand at dried oranges for a garland and ornaments, and I love how they turned out! The imperfection of them all make me love them so much more!

Dried Orange Garland

1. Preheat oven to 250°
2. Slice oranges 1/4" thick and pat to dry.
3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper OR put an oven safe cooling rack on a baking tray and line up orange slices.
4. Bake for 3 hours, flipping after each hour.
5. Remove from baking tray and let sit for 2-3 days to fully dry and harden (otherwise the flesh will tear when you stitch it).
6. Poke two holes with a tool similar to a thick craft needle (you can even puncture with a knife and make the hole bigger with chopsticks or something!).
7. Thread your choice of twine through one hole and back in the opposite side (so they lay flat when hanging).
8. Leave enough string on either end for hanging.
9. Hang anywhere around your house and enjoy the beauty of your labour!


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