Dried Orange Garland — If you’ve been on Pinterest, especially during the holiday season, you’ve seen this citrusy garland. Dried oranges are such a sweet and simple way to decorate the home during this time of year.
On garland, they can dress a mantel, a window sill, a railing or a Christmas tree. And on their own, they make for adorable little gift toppers or tree ornaments. Moral of the story: if you’ve got some dried orange slices lying around, you’ll definitely find a use for them!
The other day, I was inspired by The Ginger Home’s post to give this garland-making a try, and I enjoyed every bit of it! It’s currently hanging from the mantel and brings me joy each time I catch a glimpse. Once again, the world has a funny way of showing me how life truly is all about the little things.
Which reminds me of this quote by Robert Brault:
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
It’s like the older I get, the more I realize how incredibly accurate this is. Ah, such a good quote!
And if you’re looking for a little thing to enjoy today, give this dried orange garland a try. It’s really simple to make.
Here’s how you do it:
- slice oranges (I used 3 navel oranges)
- place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (I used The Ginger Home’s great tip of blotting them with paper towel to remove any excess moisture before popping them in the oven)
- bake until dry (on 250 degrees F. Keep an eye on them. I ended up keeping mine in for just under 3 hours before they were starting to burn.)
- string and decorate (the best part!)
You can find the step-by-step instructions on how to do it here.
Have a wonderful day! xx, Amanda
Related: Christmas Tree Cheese Board
Let’s chat! Will you be making this dried orange garland this holiday season?
Photos by Tulip and Sage