Learn how to make a Dried Orange Slice Garland this year. These lovely garlands make gorgeous holiday decor!
This DIY dried orange garland is an easy project to create this holiday season. Let me show you how…
This year I decided to host the Twelve Days of Christmas Crafts on Instagram and we had so much fun!! We’ve made a ton of crafts to go along with my DIY Tree Collar and Holiday Ribbon Picks! Be sure to check out the Twig Star Tree Topper, Holiday Wooden Cutting Board Signs or Scrap Wood Ornaments.
Too busy to make these dehydrated orange slices away?! Pin this for later! Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
How to make dried orange slice garland:
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Supplies you’ll need:
- Dried orange slices
- Dried cranberries
- Twine or fishing line
- Yarn needle
- Wooden beads
- Cinnamon sticks
- Pine boughs or rosemary
Start by drying the fruit for this Christmas craft. Oranges and cranberries are fairly easy to dry and make a beautiful addition to this simple garland.
I used my trusty food dehydrator but its not necessary to have one for this project. This is the perfect way to add natural elements to your Christmas decor.
- Simply slice oranges into 1/4″ rounds, blot excess moisture with paper towel, layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake in the oven for 5 hours at 200 degrees.
- Spread fresh cranberries around the oranges in a single layer to dry at the same time. Lay them out on a wire rack to cool.
3. Thread twine onto a yarn needle, tie a knot at one end and thread dried oranges, wood beads, cinnamon sticks and pine boughs onto the twine.
4. Use a sharp knife to carve a small hole into each of the dehydrated oranges and use the large needle to string with the cranberry garland.
Tip: the easiest way to attach cinnamon sticks and rosemary or pine is to tie a knot around it using the twine.
5. Finish off each string of fruit garland with a loop of twine at the end.
Orange slice ornaments:
We made a number of garlands and crafts with these supplies! The dehydrated fruit can be stored in an airtight container for a long time, I still have citrus slices from last year.
I hung five strands of dried orange slice garland from a branch to create this festive wall hanging.
The mixture of texture and color is absolutely gorgeous!
We also created a longer garland using just twine, oranges and wooden beads. This would make a lovely natural garland placed around the Christmas tree.
This orange garland would also be lovely hanging from the cabinets in the kitchen or dining room.
Dried orange ornaments are very simple to make as well. They are basically just a shorter garland.
These would be pretty hanging from the Christmas tree or on gifts!
And finally, we used leftover supplies to make Stove Top Potpourri to give to the neighbours this year! We added a variety of aeromatic spices to a mason jar and attached a tag with instructions.
Our stove top potpourri recipe:
- two dried orange slices
- dozen dried cranberries
- cinnamon stick
- 2 Tbsp cloves
- 2″ pine bough
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More essentials for holiday crafts:
- We love using these Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints to add bright color to all of our projects.
- These paint brushes are ideal for most craft surfaces and a great price!
- This art supplies kit is our favorite because it has everything we needed to get started.
- This rolling storage cart helps to keep our craft supplies organized.
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