Simple Orange Garlandeasy diy christmas decor
Slice the oranges ¼” thick and place on a parchment paper lined baking tray. Place in oven with the door cracked (I stuck a wooden spoon in mine to help hold it open) at 250 degrees for approximately 3 hours. Flip oranges halfway to ensure your oranges dry flat and evenly.
When the oranges are dry, poke a hole in either side and thread your twine through. I used a skewer to make the holes and a small crochet hook to help grab the twine and thread it through the orange. I made small 3-4’ sections which it makes it easier to drape around the tree, ensuring you don’t end up with a tangled mess.
A few things to note: I read some blogs talking about the wonderful aromas, but I didn’t think they smelled like much at all. Except, if you burn them, which I did, but only because I left the house (I know, with the oven on! I can’t believe I’m still alive either…) – then it smells like fruity baked bread.
A simple diy project the whole family can get involved with, we used the garland on our tree this year, but orange garland can be used on wreaths or make it a statement on it’s own!
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