Decorating is fun and easy with these orange slice Christmas ornaments. This easy craft will get you into the Christmas spirit and your home will smell delicious! These ornaments look great on a Christmas tree or strung together to create a homemade garland.
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Orange Slice Christmas Ornament and Garland Supplies:
Orange Oil (optional)
Cinnamon Sticks (optional)
Dried Orange Slice Recipe Steps:
These ornaments are easy to make but take a little time. You are going to have your oven doing most of the work so don’t worry.
Slice the orange into thin slices and take out all of the seeds. Try to use bright orange-colored oranges because they will look better and stand out against your tree.
I did not use the very end of the oranges.
Pat the orange slices with a towel or rag to remove as much moisture as possible. This way your oven doesn’t have to do as much work and it won’t take as long.
Place the oranges on a baking sheet with parchment paper. If you have a cooling rack use that on top of the baking sheet so the heat can get under the orange slices. The parchment paper will do the trick if you don’t have the rack.
Dried Orange Holiday Garland Cooking Info
Set your oven to about 180 degrees Fahrenheit or as low as your oven will go—around 180 to 200 will work. Put your orange slices into the oven and rotate them every hour.
This dehydrating process can take 3 to 4 hours depending on your oven and the moisture level of your oranges.
Once your orange slices look dried out you can turn off the oven and let them continue to cook in the oven with the door open. I live in a pretty dry climate and realized that the orange slices will continue to dry out in the next few days.
Let the orange slices cool completely before stringing them with your twine. I used a large needle to string my oranges into a garland.
You can also use twine to tie a piece of cinnamon stick to the top of your orange slice leaving enough room for it to be hung on the tree.
As time goes on the orange smell will fade and you can add a little orange oil to the slices to make them smell great all over again.
Conclusion Orange Slice Christmas Ornament
These orange slice Christmas ornaments and garlands are the perfect craft to get into the Christmas spirit. They smell delicious and they will continue to dry out over time.
These look amazing strung on top of a pine garland, added to a wreath, or used as ornaments on a tree.
They don’t last forever so at the end of Christmas I usually throw them away with all of my other “real life” decorations.
I hope this recipe and craft get you into the Christmas spirit and add some cozy decor to your home.
Here is another great craft tutorial I just used on how to make paper snowflakes.
Christmas Dried Orange Slice Decor Ideas
String the oranges together to make a garland for your Christmas tree!
Put the oranges on sticks to add to a wreath
Add cinnamon to the dried orange slices to make them smell good.
Tie the dried oranges onto your tree as ornaments.
Add the dried orange slices to your table centerpiece.
Use clips to add the orange slices to your tree as decor.
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