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
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!