Dried Oranges: Simple Holiday Decor DIYs

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The holiday season isn't complete without some fun and festive decor around your home! This season spruce up your home with the cutest DIY decor made from dried oranges. We have rounded some simple DIYs that are sure to brighten your home with holiday cheer!

 

Dried Oranges Step by Step

You Will Need 

  • Oranges (or any citrus fruit) 

  • Knife

  • Parchment Paper

  • Baking Sheet

  • Oven

 

Drying oranges is very simple process, you want to start off by slicing your oranges around 1/4″ -1/8″ thick. Take your oranges slices and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake the orange slices for 2 hours on one side, then flip them and bake for another 2 hours at 200 F. Make sure to check on the oranges every-so-often to make sure they don't burn. After baking let the orange slices cool down and you are done!

 

Dried Orange Garland 

These dried orange garlands will add a pop of color to your Christmas tree, mantel, or even an entryway! 

You Will Need 

  • Dried Orange Slices 
  • Twine 
  • Scissors 
  • Wooden Beads 

This DIY is very simple! You will want to string the oranges together by poking the string through the middle part of the slices. You can alternate oranges slices with wooden beads or just leave it plain and simple. You can make the garland however long according to your needs and lastly tie the ends of the twine with a knot and you are done! 

 

Dried Orange Wreath 

The holiday season isn't complete without a fun and festive wreath! 

You Will Need 

  • Dried Orange Slices
  • 8 Evergreen boughs
  • Meta Wire
  • Snips
  • Decorative berries, pinecones, etc
  • Ribbon

You want to start off by making the base of the wreath. Take the evergreen boughs and cut them in 12in lengths. Attach the boughs together with metal wire forming a circle.

Once the wreath base is finished we can start decorating with the dried oranges and decorative extras. To add the dried oranges you will want to thread them though the wire and attach to the wreath base as you like. Do the same with the other decorative pieces. 

Finish off the wreath with a ribbon on the top so you are able to hang the heart on a door. 

 

Dried Orange Gift Topper 

This simple DIY will elevate all your holiday presents! 

What You Need 

  • Dried Oranges 
  • Twine 
  • Evergreen Stems 
  • Small Note Card 
  • Hole Punch 

Start off by stringing the orange slices through the twine. Tie in small stems of any greenery/evergreens of your choice. Take a small note card and punch a hole at the top and string though twine and you are finished! 

Add these adorable toppers to any present to give it a little holiday pizzaz!

 

 

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