How to Dehydrate Oranges

4 Materials
6 Hours

Happy first day of February!

I’ve always wanted to dehydrate fruit. I especially love seeing dried fruit on garlands and Wreaths. Today, I am going to show you how easy it is to make your own.

I’m always throwing fruit away. These oranges had seen better days, but I thought I’d see if they looked decent enough to dehydrate and they were perfect!

first of all, I sliced all of the oranges about 1/4 “ thick.

I lined a pan with tinfoil, then used the rack from my outside grill to lay the orange slices on. I used this because it was smaller and sat perfectly over the pan.

I put them in the oven @ 175° for 5-6 hours checking them now and then and turning the tray around so they dried evenly.

It was exciting to see that they came out the way I imagined! Now for the fun stuff!

I bought a natural twig wreath and hot glued the slices where I thought looked good along with some olive sprigs.

I love the natural look of Everything!

Using your hot glue gun, attach the orange slices.

I picked up the olive sprigs from Hobby Lobby.

lay the sprigs in the same direction of the twigs on the wreath, slide in and hot glue them in place.

Just as I imagined! Im loving how gorgeous it turned out! A fresh spring wreath, ready to hang!

I purchased a eucalyptus garland from Hobby Lobby, then added some orange slices with my hot glue gun. It turned out perfect!

I’m obsessed with this look!

So fresh and clean!

It definitely looks so beautiful and fresh on your mantle. These garlands are 5’ long.

You can also use lemons, which would be beautiful too!

Below is another example of adding the orange slices to a green leaf wreath. Whatever you decide, it’ll be gorgeous! I hope this inspires you to do your own! Thanks for stopping by.

Suggested materials:

  • Oranges   (Walmart)
  • Wreaths   (Hobby lobby)
  • Hot glue gun   (Walmart)
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