Happy Friday, friends! Today I want to share with you a quick and easy DIY for your holiday decor. It’s a quick tutorial on how to dry oranges! Come see!
You’ve probably seen tons of dried oranges the past few years being used in home decor. Some people dry them and make a garland and swag on their Christmas tree or on their mantle. Some use them in table top arrangements to add a bit of color and texture. I did a bit of both! And it’s SOOOO easy and inexpensive.
Step 1-Slice your oranges (any size) into thin slices. About ⅛ to ¼ inches thick.
Step 2-Place the slices on a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Blot both sides with a paper towel absorbing the moisture.
Step 3-Bake at 175 degrees for 4-6 hours, until dry to the touch, rotating every few hours for even cooking. See how they darken and dry out?
It’s as simple as that! I added some into my centerpiece on the dining room table. The dried oranges keep for weeks!
Then I added some on the garland around the big mirror.
The orange slices add a bit of needed color to the faux garland, don’t you think?
I used small oranges, but you can use all sizes of oranges including blood oranges for more color. You can even try lemons! Just be sure to set your timer so you can check on them periodically so they don’t burn. Good luck! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo Dell