Hi sweet friends! Garlands are a perfect way to decorate your home for the holidays. You can hang them over fireplace mantles, over window into which the light can shine, and in doorways.
What’s even better is a fragrant garland. It’s not only beautiful and colorful, but also fills your home with a warm, spicy aroma that’s perfect for fall and winter! Garlands, These dried whole oranges, mini pumpkins, slices of orange, cinnamon sticks and pine cones are made of. These unique and fragrant garlands are the perfect decoration for the kitchen or the fireplace.
Hang aromatic orange garlands in a window where the light can also shine through 🙂
These oranges would be a good necklace, as if it were (Vitamin) C …
First you need to dry out your oranges. 🙂
You need a sharp knife, an oven, Wire oven rack, strong thread or thin string (thin enough to fit through the needle eye), a thick sewing needle, Some ribbon, lace or trimmings, a pair of scissors, a Bradawl or a hand drill (optional).
Just a quick note- lemons don’t work well for this garland. Use either oranges or limes!
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F.
1. Slice your citrus thin. Be really careful if you use a mandoline slicer! They work really well, but you can slice your hand if you aren’t being careful.
2. Pat excess moisture off the slices. I didn’t do this the first time I tried to make this garland and they didn’t dehydrate correctly.
3. Place oranges on a baking sheet and bake for 2.5 – 3 hours. Flip the slices half way through cooking time.
4. Once your fruit is dehydrated, it’s time to assemble! Take a bobby pin and make two small holes in the flesh of the citrus, then thread the twine through. That’s it! Now decorate your place with your fancy festive garland 🙂
I hope you will like it…