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DIY Dried Orange Slice Garland

This DIY Dried Orange Slice Garland is a pretty way to add a sweet, and colorful touch to your winter decor.

How to make a dried orange slice garland

Hey guys, remember when I said I didn’t feel like a real blogger unless I dried some orange slices? Well, after giving into my own kind of self-made peer-pressure, I finally did it. I had some successes and some failures, but after having made enough to do something with them, I let them sit in a box for a few weeks, shuffled them around the kitchen a few times, and decided I needed to do something with them before someone threw them out. Looking around Instagramland, I know a lot of grammers were decorating with them during the holidays. I thought they would be such a pretty addition to my late winter decor, since spring is still a while off!

I have a fun DIY video of the step by step of how I made the garland, or you can see some of the steps after the video  or  in pictures below.

It just takes a few simple supplies to make a DIY Dried Orange Slice Garland: Dried Orange Slices, Hemp Cord or some kind of twine, and a hole punch. I happened to have a leather punch on hand, so I used that.

Supplies for creating a garland out of dried orange slices

You could also use a wood skewer as well to make the hole. You can find all of the supplies here in my Amazon store front under “Dried Orange Slice Garland Supplies”.

Use a hole punch to make a hole in orange slice

I used a leather punch to make my hole near the top of the slice. The most important thing is to not tear the dried fibers.

String hemp cord through hole in orange slice

Cut your hemp cord length to the desired size, and then add another two feet to make up for the knots and loops on the end. String the hemp cord through the top of each slice, keeping them evenly spaced when making the knots along the cording.

Tie knots at the top of each dried orange to create a garland

Once all of your slices are knotted on the hemp, tie loops in each end so you have something to hang it from.

Tie a loop in the end of the cord

After that you’re ready to hang!

Oven baked orange slices made into a DIY garland

I added my dried orange garland to my faux mantel for some color. I’ll show you my full winter mantel decor in my next post.

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DIY dried orange slice garland

(Keep garland out of reach of children, pets and flame sources. Video is for entertainment purposes only, all DIY’s are attempted at your own risk.)