Christmas Crafting: DIY Dried Orange Garland

DIY Dried Orange Garland

And she’s back at it again! If you’ve read my previous blog post, you know we’re all about advent activities this year. It’s been so fun to do something wintery every day this month; especially now that we’re back in lockdown again. And lockdown in winter vs lockdown in spring is a whole new ball game, am I right? So up on the calendar today: making a dried orange garland. It’s so incredibly simple that I’m not sure I even need to write down how to do this DIY, but on the other hand: I Pinterested (like “googled”, but on Pinterest) the heck out of it before I committed to this project. So here you go.

What You Need

  • 3 oranges
  • bakers twine
  • parchment paper
  • uhm, well that’s it

How To Make Your DIY Dried Orange Garland

  1. Preheat oven to 100°C.
  2. Cut oranges into thin slices. The thinner, the quicker they dry, the better.
  3. Put orange slices on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  4. Important: gently pat them dry on both sides with a kitchen towel. This helps the drying process.
  5. Put them in the oven for 3 hours; carefully turn them over after an hour or so.
  6. Then check every 45-60 minutes, and turn again if needed.
  7. Take them out of the oven if the slices are completely dehydrated and dried.
  8. Let them cool on a rack for a bit.
  9. Take some bakers twine, and tie the orange slices, using the little hole in the middle.
  10. Hang your beautiful looking and gorgeous smelling garland, and give yourself a high five!

Watch this short clip to see the project in action!

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