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Got some oranges and some string. And an hour? Make these natural and rustic garlands.
By Teresa Blackburn | Posted November 5, 2012

Looking for new holiday decorating ideas? Here’s one that uses fresh  oranges,  are at their peak in the winter and super economical.  Dry them and string up for a festive and natural holiday garland, or skip the garland and place the dried slices in a bowl or vase, with or without other gourds.

To dry, thinly slice oranges. Sandwich between paper towels, and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and place in a single layer on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 300F for about 1 hour. If not dry enough, bake a bit longer. String with twine and hang. Or make orange sugar by stashing a few slices in your sugar canister.

Hang orange garlands in a window where the light can shine through. Small oranges or clementines work particularly well stuck with cloves.


You might also like our gourd garland.


And our GIVE garland.


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