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Homemade Dried Orange Garland

I am all about a homemade Christmas. Charming, simple, old-fashioned… and this Homemade Dried Orange Garland is the perfect addition to a simple Christmas!

These are really easy to make, although they do take a little patience to dry. Take it from me…. low and slow on the temperature!

More from my 12 Days of Christmas Homemaking here.

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One of the reasons I like to make these dried orange garlands is because it’s the perfect project to include your children. My kids love to help make our Christmas decorations. We make some homemade decor all season so that by the end of December, the house is so festive! They can help choose the oranges and slice them, then help string them or tie them onto twine to make ornaments!

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I love how these dried oranges look on the Christmas tree because they glow like stained glass!

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I love using these homemade dried oranges as decoration on my gifts! They add such a pretty pop of color and charm to gifts!

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Supplies Needed

  • 1 knife
  • 1 cutting board
  • pans to dry oranges
  • scissors
  • 5-10 oranges
  • parchment paper
  • twine
  • Optional: cranberries, beads, popcorn, evergreen

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Instructions to Make Homemade Dried Orange Garlands

  • Heat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Slice all of your oranges 1/4′ thick. Lay them parchment places on your pan.
  • Once all of your oranges are sliced, take a towel and gently lay over the top and press down to get out excess orange juice. Flip oranges and do the other side. This helps them dry faster.
  • Place your trays into the oven. Bake and let them dry out for 2 hours, and then flip them over to let the other side dry well. 4-5 hours of drying and they will be ready. Make sure the center feels dry.
  • Take them out of the oven and you can string them on twine for garland, add twine to top to make ornaments, or add them to gifts as decor.
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Tips and FAQ’s:

  • Don’t get impatient and turn up the oven. Your oranges will burn!
  • You can use any type of oranges. I bet even grapefruit would be pretty!
  • You can save these oranges to use every year. If you will put them in an air tight ziplock bag, they will be fine to use year after year!

Other Christmas Crafts to Try:

These DIY Paper Bag Snowflakes are so fun and easy to make!

DIY Paper Star Garlands are simple and add such a vintage charm to your Christmas decor.

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Homemade Dried Orange Garland

Prep Time15 mins
Active Time5 hrs
Keyword: christmascraft, DIY, homemadechristmas
Yield: 24 dried oranges

Equipment

  • 1 knife
  • 1 cutting board
  • pans to dry oranges
  • scissors

Materials

  • 5-10 oranges
  • parchment paper
  • twine
  • Optional: cranberries, beads, popcorn, evergreen

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Slice all of your oranges 1/4' thick. Lay them parchment places on your pan.
  • Once all of your oranges are sliced, take a towel and gently lay over the top and press down to get out excess orange juice. Flip oranges and do the other side. This helps them dry faster.
  • Place your trays into the oven. Bake and let them dry out for 2 hours, and then flip them over to let the other side dry well. 4-5 hours of drying and they will be ready. Make sure the center feels dry.
  • Take them out of the oven and you can string them on twine for garland, add twine to top to make ornaments, or add them to gifts as decor.

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