I just made the cutest dried orange slice ornaments to decorate my little kitchen Christmas tree! It was a fun DIY…and used things I already had in my kitchen (and craft room).
Easy and inexpensive…my favorite kind of project!!
How To Make Dried Orange Slices
Here’s an easy DIY…start with oranges!!
I sliced up a few oranges with a serrated edged knife. You want your slices between 1/8 and 1/4 inches wide.
The thinner slices dry out quicker but the 1/4 inch slices looked better afterward.
After the oranges were all sliced I blotted the excess juice from them with paper towels (it will help them dry out faster).
I placed the oranges in a single layer on a baker’s cooling rack that was on top of a sheet pan.
Popped them in a 200° oven…and then waited and waited…no, seriously it takes hours!
It depends on how thick you cut your slices but it took around 4 hours for mine to dry out.
Making Dried Orange Slice Ornaments
To make my dried orange ornaments I grabbed red ticking fabric that was leftover from making a wreath for my kitchen window.
I ripped the fabric into thin strips.
Using a pencil, I poked a hole through the orange (near the top of the orange) and strung a piece of the ticking fabric through and tied a loop at the end.
Next, I wrapped a cinnamon stick in a piece of jute and tied the end around the ticking fabric to hold it in place.
They look so pretty hanging on my little kitchen Christmas tree along with my Gingerbread Salt Dough Ornaments
I also tied a few of the orange slices onto my window garland. You can see the entire window garland on my Holiday Home Tour.