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DIY Orange Holiday Garland

You guys, Christmas is right around the corner! Our tree is up, the fresh garland is bought and hung with care. But something was missing. What is the holiday season with a few family traditions? My husband and I are still working on bringing all our traditions together, yet this one is a must for me. The smell that fills your house is reason enough to do this project.

Every year my grandparents would go to Florida for the winter to escape the east coast winters and around Christmas time they would send each of their sons (My father) a batch of oranges. This tradition is guaranteed to make your house smell lovely for the entire day.

What you will need:

  • 3-4 large Oranges
  • A Utility knife
  • Thread or twine
  • A doll needle or any larger needle

This project is more about patients then it is anything else. All together I spent 3 1/2 hours on this project and only $6 dollars all together. So it’s an inexpensive DIY you can put together when you are home on a weekend! Here it is! DIY Orange holiday garland.

  1. Slice the oranges-The thicker they are the longer they take to dry. So try to keep them all thin and even the whole way down the slice.
  2. Pat dry-getting the most moisture out in key to getting a nice dry slice.
  3. Bake on parchment paper at 250* for 3 hours. 
  4. Flip slices-Halfway through flip to dry both sides of the orange.
  5. Let cool and thread-twine or thread through oranges for garland.

And that is it! It’s ready to hang and be a holiday delight in every wreath, garland or tree that it’s in. I hope that you have the happiest and merriest of holiday traditions with your family.

Tying you in,