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DIY Dried Orange Slice Garland

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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.

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.

DIY dried orange slice garland

Supplies:

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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.

dried orange slice materials
dried orange slices

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.

dried orange slices
dried orange slices
wood beads and orange slices
wood beads and orange slices

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?

DIY dried orange slice garland
DIY dried orange slice garland
DIY dried orange slice garland
DIY dried orange slice garland
DIY dried orange slice garland

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DIY dried orange slice garland
DIY dried orange slice garland
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Yield: 1 Dried Orange Slice and Wood Bead Garland

Dried Orange Slice & Wood Bead Garland

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How to make a dried orange slice and wood bead garland—the perfect craft for your home this holiday season.

Materials

Tools

  • Dehydrator
  • Needle, I just used a regular sewing needle

Instructions

    1. Slice a few oranges and dehydrate them.
    2. Use a needle to put two holes at the top of each orange and thread twine through them, adding a wood bead between each.
    3. 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.


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Jenny Gericke

Thursday 6th of December 2018

I love that you used orange slices to make this garland! Orange, cranberry and cinnamon are all flavors that remind me of the Holidays - yet we don't typically see oranges in our decor. What a great idea!

Brittany Goldwyn

Thursday 6th of December 2018

Thank you Jenny! I dried a bunch for this and some stovetop potpourri ornaments...had to use them in a few different things!

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