Doesn’t everyone need an easy diy to make their home ready for the holidays? A Dried Orange Wreath is the perfect fix for that! I am telling you this is one of the easiest crafts I’ve ever done, plus it’s so pretty! I also joined many other ladies with wreath diy’s. We will answer the most common questions at the bottom of this post. With more wreath ideas from some blogger friends
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Christmas Wreath Tutorial
Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? Well I have!! It’s just too much fun and really gets me in the Christmas spirit. This year I decided it was time to dry oranges and get crafty with them. I promise this is really easy, but you just have to keep a watch when drying the oranges. You can either dry oranges in the oven or dehydrator.
What you will need:
How to dry oranges in the Oven
Heat oven to 250F
Slice your oranges about 1 cm wide. Then dab each side with a paper towel.
Place the drying rack right onto the baking sheet. Once oranges are sliced, place them onto the drying rack.
Let them cook for about 3 hours, flipping every hour. That’s how easy it is! Take a look at how we added this wreath to our hygge Christmas bedroom.
How to Dry Oranges in a Dehydrator
Follow all the same steps as above. Place your slices on the tray.
Close the dehydrator. My model has one temperature. I would set about medium and then let the slices dry for about 12-18 hours. Every 3-4 hours rotate the trays.
Dried Orange Slices
Personally I would go with the dehydrator rather than the oven. It dries them perfectly without discoloration. I first tried in the oven and sort of forgot about them, so they might have burnt! Whoops.
Dried Orange Wreath Tutorial
Time to get to wreath making! Starting with the base I then add my greenery. Going simple this time I used a glittered sprig of pine with pinecones. Usually I just hot glue on my pieces, but if they are larger I will use floral wire. To make the top flow, I added a star with some burlap ribbon behind it for a farmhouse touch. But you can’t forget the gold! A small sprig of glitter gold and then a couple gold bells dangling. Bells on a wreath are always my fave.
Dried Orange Wreath DIY
To attach the oranges I used a hot glue gun. There is no special way to do this! Just have fun with it. For me I just placed the oranges along the opposite side of the wreath and filled it full. It is such a pretty look to your Christmas decor with a pop of color. If you want another wreath diy, take a look at how we created a diy wood bead wreath.
How long do dried oranges last?
About 2 years if dried and stored properly.
How to store dried oranges?
The best way is in a glass jar with air tight lid. Then in a cool dark place.
What can you do with orange slices?
Wreath, garland, bowl decor, use them for gift wrapping. There are endless options.
Can you eat the dried slices?
You can when you eat them within a few days after drying.
Please join some of my friends sharing their wreathes for the holidays
16 Unique DIY Christmas Wreaths
Colorful Embroidery Hoop Ornament Wreath // Tatertots & Jello
Vintage Christmas Lights DIY Holiday Wreath // The Happy Housie
DIY Winter Wreath Ideas Roundup // Happy Happy Nester
Boxwood Christmas Wreath // Jennifer Maune
Full & Gorgeous Christmas Wreath Hack // The DIY Mommy
DIY Christmas Wreath // My 100 Year Old Home
Natural Holiday Wreaths // Finding Lovely
Colonial Christmas Wreath // A Blue Nest
Minimalist Christmas Wreath // Modern Glam
DIY Holiday Wreath Multi-Greenery with Bells // Zevy Joy
Dollar Store Wreath Makeover // Craftberry Bush
DIY Easy Garland Wreath // My Sweet Savannah
Make an Easy Embroidery Hoop Wreath // Jennifer Rizzo
Winter Split Wood Bead Wreath // Lolly Jane
DIY Paper Bag Wreath for the Holidays // Twelve On Main
Dried Orange Wreath // Hallstrom Home