Written by Jennifer Sill
I’m very excited about this month (December). This year I’ll be getting an outdoor tree for the table on my deck. Each week leading up to Christmas my kiddos and I will be making decorations for that tree.
This week I’m doing dried oranges:
I’ve also done hanging birdseed (although I need to perfect that one.)
Here’s what you need:
Here’s what you do:
Preheat the oven to 250F
Slice the oranges in about 1/4 inch slices. Don’t go too thin. The thicker they are, the longer it will take to dry them out.
Line your baking sheet with foil and spray it with cooking spray.
Slice your oranges.
Place them in a single layer on your baking sheet.
Bake for 2 hours – turning often. (I turned every 15 minutes for the first hour, every 30 minutes for the second and third hours).
Put a slit in the orange and slide a ribbon in it to hang. (Or scroll down for several other uses for these oranges)
***After the first hour I sprinkled cinnamon on the oranges. It baked in to them. But the house smelled AWESOME. And I liked the extra speckles on the decor.
We’ll be hanging them on a tree and maybe decorating a wreath.
Here’s my Pinspiration for this project:
Here are some other fun ideas for dried oranges
Orange Wreath – No link from Pinterest
Orange Gift Decor – Again no reliable link
Orange Candle Decor – Good Housekeeping