Home Do it Yourself (DIY) DIY Dried Orange Garland – Unique Holiday Decoration

DIY Dried Orange Garland – Unique Holiday Decoration


This beautiful and simple DIY dried orange garland is the perfect accent for any home or business during the holidays.

orange garland
My favorite orange garland! By GardenMatter.com

I stumbled upon these gorgeous garlands while searching for “Homemade Christmas Decorations Nature” – and I am so glad I did!

How to Make a Dried Orange Garland

Step One: Gather Supplies (please buy organic when possible)

  • Oranges – Head to your local grocer or co-op and buy a bag of delicious orange (be sure to enjoy one while you make your garland!)
  • Cinnamon Sticks – These cinnamon sticks will fill your home with a holiday cheer.
  • Whole Bay Leaves – Bay leaves provide great texture and a warm wintery scent.
  • Twine – The twine is used to string your garland and hold all of the pieces. Buy something sturdy, designed for crafts.

Step Two: Dry Your Orange

  • Cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • Dehydrate or bake on 200 degrees for 4 hours

Step Three: String Your Garland

  • Thread a needle with your twine
  • Choose a pattern and get to stringing!

I prefer the garland in the first picture posted in this article, but some people may be looking for a more simple look, in this case you could string your orange peels further apart.

dried orange garland
Simple beauty found on bellasrosecottage.blogspot.com.

Some people make wreaths out of their garland as seen in this crafthub image. It appears they added some chesnuts as well.

dried orange wreath bay leaf
Dried orange and bay leaf Christmas wreath found on pinterest.

The most beautiful application of the dried orange decoration is on your holiday tree, I absolutely love this and hope to do something very similar!!!!!!!

holiday tree orange garland
Beautiful Christmas display by: celebratingeverydaylife.com

Show us your dried orange garlands in the comments!

Check out our other DIY nature inspired crafts.

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