I recently shared ways we are incorporating some Scandinavian touches to our home this holiday and an orange garland is one of them! Adding natural elements is my favorite way to decorate for the holidays. Having a real tree, having a potpourri simmering on the stove and and orange garland are some great ways to do this.
This was fun to have the kiddos help with and also the house smelt so yummy! I made a recipe sheet so it is easier to save for later.Print
How to Make a Dried Orange Garland
Add some Scandinavian touches to your home this holiday with an orange garland.
- 4–5 Naval Oranges (you can mix up the oranges or add grapefruit too)
- Serrated knife
- Cutting board
- Cookie sheets
- Parchment paper
- Wire or twine
Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 225°F.
Slice oranges 1/4 inch thick and place on cookie sheet.
Blot the oranges with a paper towel to help soak up juices and start the drying process.
Place in over for 4-5 hours, flipping them halfway.
Once oranges are cool, using a sewing needle, thread twine or string to poke through the flesh of the orange.
If you do not have a sewing needle, I just poked holes with a knife and threaded it through.
These are cute for a garland or to have in a bowl.
First, to prep line sheets (here our my cooking sheets) with parchment paper, then slice the oranges in 1/4 thick slices. If you go smaller than that, that is fine but I think any bigger will take the oranges longer to dry. Then with a paper towel, blot them to start soaking up any moisture.
Then pop them in the oven for 4-5 hours, flipping in between. Check on them every 30 minutes towards the end to make sure they don’t burn. Also, They may need to sit overnight to dry as well. Putting them on a cooling rack will help!
Once oranges are cool, using a sewing needle, thread twine or string to poke through the flesh of the orange. If you do not have a sewing needle, I just poked holes with a knife and threaded it through.
I know this year has been a doozy, so I hope this holiday season refreshes you and you can find some moments of joy. Make sure to check out my blog on how we are being more intentional about our Christmas this year. Thanks for stopping by, make sure to pin this for next time!