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Dried Orange Slices Garland

Decoration your home with this dried orange slices garland. This easy apple and orange garland Diy project is easy and inexpensive to make. 

 

orange garland diy

 

This string of dried orange slice garland has the appearance of vintage Christmas decor.   Last year I dehydrated several orange slices for our Christmas Simmer pots but neglected to notice the slices were larger than the mason jar.  But  I didn’t wish to throw them away and needed a “purpose” for them. This super quick string of Apple and Orange garland is a great way to repurpose them.

 

dried orange slice garland

 

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We used both apples and orange slices on this project.  And fresh rosemary sprigs and cinnamon sticks, varying them. We are loving this simple dried orange garland against the rock fireplace. 

 

How to dehydrate oranges and apples:

Slice several apples and oranges into 1/2 inch thick slices, horizontally, if they are any thicker, they will not dry well.  Make sure and slice the fruit horizontally so that in each slice there is the stem center.  As it dries the center creates a small hole which you will need to string the apple and orange slices.   Dry the orange and apple slices by placing them in a single layer on a wire rack. Place the wire rack on top of a baking sheet and bake at 200 degrees for three to four hours.  Or use a dehydrator at 130 degrees for about 12 hours which is what I did.

 

What you need for this apple and orange garland DIY:

Supplies Needed:

 

How to string dried orange slices garland:

 

orange slice with rosemary

 

This super easy orange garland starts with cutting a piece of jute string. You want it to be a little longer than the the space you wish to fill. Cut a few springs of rosemary from your garden or purchase. When the fruit slices are dehydrated there is a center hole. You may have to enlarge the center hole a little by using an icepick and carefully widen the center hole.  At intervals loop the jute string through the center hole of an orange slice and slide a sprig of rosemary through the loop and pull tight to secure.

 

apple slice and cinnamon stick

 

Use the same procedure for the apples. Make a loop and thread it through the middle of the apple slice. Then place a cinnamon stick in the loop and pull tight.

 

orange garland diy

 

We actually used hot glue on the rock fireplace to hang them. We hot glued the very ends of the jute and then on the back of the three bigger oranges.  But you might to not use hot glue and use either Command strips or tape.   The hot glue will peel off the rocks of my fireplace easily but it might not on yours.  

 

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Dried Orange Slices Garland

Decoration your home with this dried orange slices garland. This easy apple and orange garland Diy project is easy and inexpensive.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Keyword: dried orange slices garland., orange garland, orange garland Diy
Servings: 1
Author: Evelyn
Cost: $7

Ingredients

Instructions

Dehydrate the Fruit

  • Slice several apples and oranges into 1/2 inch thick slices horizontally. If they are any thicker, they will not dry well..
  • Make sure and slice the fruit horizontally so that in each slice there is the stem center. As it dehydrate the center creates a small hole which you will need to string the apple and orange slices.
  • Dry the orange and apple slices by placing them in a single layer on a wire rack. Place the wire rack on top of a baking sheet and bake at 200 degrees for three to four hours. Or use a dehydrator at 130 degrees for about 12 hours which is what I did.

Stringing the Apple and Orange Garland

  • This super easy orange garland starts with cutting a piece of jute string. You want it to be a little longer than the the space you wish to fill. Cut a few springs of rosemary from your garden or purchase.
  • When the fruit slices are dehydrated there is a center hole. You may have to enlarge the center hole a little by using an icepick to carefully widen the center hole. At intervals loop the jute string through the center hole of an orange slice and slide a sprig of rosemary through the loop and pull tight to secure.
  • Use the same procedure for the apples. Make a loop and thread it through the middle of the apple slice. Then place a cinnamon stick in the loop and pull tight.
  • We actually used hot glue on the rock fireplace to hang them. We hot glued the very ends of the jute and then on the back of the three bigger oranges. But you might to not use hot glue and use either Command strips or tape. The hot glue will peel off the rocks of my fireplace easily but it might not on yours.

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