This post will teach you how to make a DIY dried orange slice garland adorned with wooden beads—the perfect craft for your home this holiday season.
How to Make a Stunning DIY Dried Orange Slice Garland
So after I made the felt letter and wood bead garland for R’s birthday and the stovetop potpourri ornaments, I had some leftover ingredients. With a day off work and some leftover supplies, what’s a girl to do? Make a dried orange slice and wood bead garland, obviously. Quick, simple, and beautiful!
I love how this garland is both bright and natural-looking with the string and the unfinished wooden beads. What do you think? It’s just enough color for me, I think. And it smells great.
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And here’s how I made my DIY dried orange slice garland.
Step 1: Slice & dehydrate the slices
Slice a few oranges and dehydrate them. We have this dehydrator and have used it for the past few years. The thinner they are, the faster they will dehydrate. They will also be easier to hang.
Step 2: Poke holes in the oranges
Next I used a needle to put two holes at the top of each orange. Even dehydrated, it’s kind of sticky. The hole just needs to be big enough to thread twine through them, adding a wood bead between each orange.
For more DIY holiday decor ideas, check out my monochrome marbled tree ornaments, my 7 ideas for decorating with clear crystal ball ornaments, my DIY paint stirrer ornaments, and my small rosemary wreath!
Step 3: Cut string and hang
Next cut the string, leaving a few inches on each end to hang. And then hang! I just used a few pieces of tape here, but you could create loops on the ends of each side to hang on nails, tacks, whatever.
You could easily add a bit of greenery in this garland as well. Something like eucalyptus, pine, or rosemary sprigs would be beautiful. What do you think of the finished product?
Pin my DIY Dried Orange Slice Garland!
- Needle, I just used a regular sewing needle
- Slice a few oranges and dehydrate them.
- Use a needle to put two holes at the top of each orange and thread twine through them, adding a wood bead between each.
- And hang! I just used a few pieces of tape here, but you could create loops on the ends of each side to hang on nails, tacks, whatever.