How to make Orange Garland | DIY Decor

How to make orange garland. DIY dried orange garland made from oranges and twine to add to your home holiday decor.

Weeee… wish you a Merry Chris… No! We’re not quite there yet.

But it is right around the corner. So it’s time to write a list. Not a Christmas list, but a ‘I really would like to try that this year’, list.

You know the one I’m talking about. The list of things you’d like to do/try but somehow it gets pushed off till next year… Every year.

Maybe it’s gingerbread houses or getting the kids to all smile for a family holiday card.

But let’s not get too complicated in asking for the impossible (like everyone looking at the camera) just yet. Let’s start with how to make orange garland.

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For this orange garland we wrapped it with faux pine garland and added some bells and ornaments, but really, the sky’s the limit. So let’s get started!

HOW TO MAKE ORANGE GARLAND

Materials

  • 4-6 oranges
  • parchment paper
  • twine/needle
  • paper towels
    • optional
    • ornaments
    • bells
    • pine garland
    • wood beads
Oranges and lemon for homemade garland.

Preheat oven to 250°. Slice oranges between ⅛th and ¼th inch thick. Be sure to keep the slices the same thickness for a more uniform look and same bake time.

Pat dry with paper towel.

Oranges sliced to 1/4th thickness.

Arrange slices on parchment paper and place on baking tray.

Bake at 250 for 2-3 hours or until fully dry.

Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Dried oranges on parchment paper.

For this project I used twine and an ornament hook as my sewing needle.

Weave to desired length.

Ornament hook as needle to sew oranges together.
Oranges weaved with twine.

HOW MANY ORANGES MAKE ORANGE GARLAND

Depending on the length of orange garland, and thickness of the slice, you’ll need anywhere between 4-6 oranges. Or approximately 24-28 slices to make a decent size garland.

WHAT STRING DO YOU USE FOR ORANGE GARLAND

You can use twine or thread to attach your oranges to the garland. Once fully dried, the oranges will be very fragile. You may think about attaching them to the twine (or pine garland) using clothes pins or even the smaller version of clothes pins.

Completed orange garland arranged on a table.

For this project I used both oranges and lemons. But next time I might even try my luck and add dried apple slices to the mix as well.

Orange and pine garland with ornaments and bells hanging from a fireplace.

So if you have a few hours, a few oranges, you can make your own orange garland right at home.

Get creative! Maybe skip the pine garland and add some wood beads for a more modern take. You really can’t go wrong and the pop of color is perfect for almost any space.

Best Wishes! ~ Sara

How to make orange garland

How to make orange garland. DIY dried orange garland made from oranges and twine
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Keyword: Christmas, Holiday decor
Yield: 1 garland

Equipment

  • baking tray
  • scissors
  • needle

Materials

  • 4-6 oranges
  • 1 twine
  • 1 parchment paper
  • 1 paper towel

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250°.
  • Slice oranges between ⅛th and ¼th inch thick. Be sure to keep the slices the same thickness for a more uniform look and same bake time.
  • Pat dry with paper towel.
  • Arrange slices on parchment paper and place on baking tray.
  • Bake at 250 for 2-3 hours or until fully dry.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • For this project I used twine and an ornament hook as my sewing needle.
    Weave to desired length.

Notes

Optional: pine garland, bells, ornaments, wood beads. 
Get creative! 
Don’t want to sew your oranges together? No problem! Attach them to the twine (or pine garland) using clothes pins! 
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