Popcorn strings and dried orange garland have made a come-back this year. We decided to jump on the ban wagon and make a scented dried orange garland.
It’s not surprising that these old traditions are big this year. Everyone has spent a lot of time at home and are wanting to surround themselves with feelings of nostalgia and familiarity.
Scented Dried Orange Garland
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How to Make a Scented Dried Orange Garland
1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
2. Slice the oranges 1/4 inch thick.
3. Place on cooling/baking racks and place into the oven.
4. Let them dehydrate for about 6-8hrs. Flip them over throughout the day. (I also left mine out on the counter overnight for further drying.)
5. Lay your dried oranges and beads out and determine how long you want to make your garland. Cut the amount of twill tape you need.
6. String the twill tape through your oranges and beads. Note: I am using my garland in a decorative box so this way of threading is perfect. However, If you want yours to hang with the oranges hanging face out, I would thread it differently. (Perhaps using thread and going through twice on the orange face.)
7. Put a couple drops of your favorite essential oil onto each slice. (I used Young Living’s Christmas Blend)
Ways your Kids Can Help
This is a great activity to include your kids on. Keep in mind their ages and what they are capable of doing. (Parental supervision is always recommended in the kitchen.)
- Slicing oranges (kid-friendly knives#ad)
- Cutting twill tape
- Stringing beads and oranges
Free Dried-Orange Themed Printable
Click the link below to download this free, dried-orange-themed printable with the featured word: “give”. (Note: this is for personal use only)
Merry Christmas from my family to yours! ❤️ Jessica
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