I’ve had this dried orange decor project on my to-do list since the end of November, as soon as that Christmas feeling set in, this was pretty much the first thing on my radar. Now this one complete and with the addition of my recent coffee table decor, our living room has all the vibes of a homemade Christmas, which I love.
I did try the same project last year, I did complete it, but for some reason the slices just didn’t come out of the oven dry & crisp enough as I wanted them to, not one to be deterred I decided that this year I was going to have my Christmas tree branches adorned with zesty dried orange decor slices, even if it killed me!
So, here I am, sharing another festive DIY with you, an easy one if you’re still looking for that extra somethin’ somethin’ for your tree or mantle piece. I also found this to be a great way of reducing waste this time of year, perhaps you bought one too many oranges ahead of making the mulled wine, instead of throwing it away, this little project might just save you!
The great thing is these can be saved for next year if you wrap them carefully & store them in a jar, or they can make rustic gift tags!
Are you all about the rustic, traditional decor like me? if so, why not give these a try as a last-minute Christmas project?
Tried it? Tweet me @KellyMay_Clisby
A Vintage Wife
You will need:
To begin thinly cut your orange into slices that are about 1/2 centimetre thick.
Fold a tea towel in half and place each slice in the middle, press down firmly to squeeze out as much juice as possible.
Place each slice on a large baking tray and place in the oven on 110c for 1 – 2 hours, turning ocassionally.
Between turns I dusted the sides of each slice with ground cinnamon for an extra festive touch.
Once dry, your slices should be a deep orange colour and slightly crispy to the touch.
After your slices have cooled pierce a small hole in the top and feed through a small length of twine, loop over & tie off in a knot to secure.
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