Dried Orange Garland

3 Materials
3 Hours

Dried orange garlands are making a huge comeback this season, so I thought I’d share the details of how I made mine.

For the orange garland above, I used three oranges.

Start by preheating your oven to 225*

Then thinly slice your oranges and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Use a paper towel to try and soak up as much excess juice/moisture as you can.

Then bake for 1 hour, flip them

over and bake for another hour.

This is what they should look like after 2 hours. If they haven’t quite browned enough around the edges, you can keep them in the oven a little longer, just be sure to keep your eye on them so they don’t burn.

I like to leave mine on the tray and let them air dry for an additional day or two.

I used green floral wire to

string my oranges together, but you can also use a needle and string/thread.

Such a simple, inexpensive way to decorate for the holidays and the end result is absolutely charming.

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  • Mark Malcolm Dunn Mark Malcolm Dunn on Dec 13, 2019

    Can u smell the oranges afterwards or are they too dry

  • Page Bellamy Page Bellamy on Dec 13, 2019

    How long do they "keep"? Can you re-use the orange slices next Christmas?

  • Lola Lola on Dec 14, 2020

    Do these attract fruit flies? I love the look but don't want the flies.


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  • Darlene Darlene on Dec 13, 2019

    Yes Jacx you hit the nail on the head. My pear was ripe, I dabbed the moisture off several times during he process. Going to try again with a hard pear. Putting oranges in the oven tonight. Merry Christmas.

  • Ila Ila on Dec 20, 2019

    Great idea! I’m going to have to do this!