How to Make Dried Orange Slices

One of my favourite things to use for decorating at Christmas are dried orange slices.  They are perfect for Christmas Crafts, Decorations, Wreaths and Floral Arrangements.  This is our step by step guide to making your own!

How to Make Dried Orange Slices - Perfect for use in Christmas crafts, wreaths, decorations and floral arrangements - Our Little House in the Country 1In my spare time I love to make things – floral arrangements, wreaths, decorations, curtains etc!  I have even been trusted enough to do all the flowers for both my sister’s and brother’s weddings (they were very brave asking me to that for them!!!). Usually I but most of my supplies from a wholesaler but recently I started to think about making my own supplies.

I love to use fruit and vegetables in my displays and dried orange slices are a favourite of mine to use at Christmas. They are also really easy to make and a lot cheaper than buying ready made ones.  For a step by step guide to a simple way to use your dried orange slices take a look at our post about how to make dried orange and cloves Christmas decorations.

How to Make Dried Orange Slices

How to Make Dried Orange Slices - Perfect for use in Christmas crafts, wreaths, decorations and floral arrangements - Our Little House in the Country 1

What you need:

  • oranges
  • oven
  • oven rack

How to Make Dried Orange Slices - Perfect for use in Christmas crafts, wreaths, decorations and floral arrangements - Our Little House in the Country 1

What you do:

  • cut the oranges into slices approximately 2cm thick.
  • place the slices onto an oven rack – not a baking tray as they will stick and burn!
  • place in a cool oven – I use 120 degrees celsius
  • allow to dry for about 2-3 hours – cool and slow is key
  • leave in oven until cool
  • use in garlands, wreaths, decorations, potpourri etc.  I often attach them to a wire to be used in floral arrangements.

Be creative!

Ciara x

I have ALOT  of Christmas boards on Pinterest, this is only one – ideas that I will be using to decorate Our Little House in the Country this year!

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