Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dried Orange Garland


Hey sweet friends!  How was your Thanksgiving?

Relaxing, I hope :)

We enjoyed a day with family eating a delicious Thanksgiving


orange garland

And we got into the Christmas spirit early this year…

adding fresh greenery and making some homemade

decorations during our Thanksgiving break together.

orange garland-barndoor

I’ve always wanted to try drying orange slices.

So I followed a recipe found HERE.

It’s very simple, and makes your home smell so good!

orange garland-greenery

I made a dried-orange garland to hang,

and saved a few to embellish wrapped gifts.

orange garland-kitchen

I think the garland looks pretty with the sun

shining through in front of a window.

orange garland-sink

Thin slices of oranges sprinkled with a bit of sugar…

orange slices

Bake in the oven & attach each to a long string of twine…

orange garland-twine

And you have a sweet garland for the Holidays.

orange garland-sink window

Our family just adores this time of year…

we have had such fun decorating and doing homemade

crafts together.

I’ll be back soon to show you what else we’ve created…

Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Love your garland ..! Nice done !,,....happy weekend

  2. I totally love your orange slice garland. It looks wonderful in front of the window and just as beautiful hanging on the old door.

    I can't wait to see what else y'all have been up to. Sure wish we were doing Christmas crafts together.

    I love ya sister!

  3. I love this garland and it will be easy to make and affordable here in Florida.

    Wishing you the best of the season

    Helen xx

  4. Becky love this idea of using a natural element for your Christmas decor.Orange slices are so nice and bright too!

  5. Great idea and I love the smell of oranges. Can't wait to see more:-)


  6. this is so pretty! and dang it, i gave away my food dehydrater when we moved last year. :-/

  7. gonna have to add orange garland to my holiday to do list! btw LOVE your farmhouse sink and the burlap skirt!

  8. Becky ~ I am definitely going to try this. It looks just wonderful and I can imagine the smell all the way over in Canada ;-)

  9. That looks so pretty! And it looks like it smells delish!


  10. Everything looks so beautiful! I love both garlands! One year I made dried apple and orange slices for a mini tree and I loved the homespun feel to it.

  11. So pretty with the greenery! I have always wanted to try this too! Now I'm inspired.

  12. I love it! I think I'll try it tomorrow. Thanks!

  13. Gonna try this..thanks for the inspiration. Love it!

  14. Amazing. Aaaaamaaaaazzzing! Going to try it!

  15. Love your blog. Yes, oranges make the house smell delicious. I like to make candied oranges and other citrus, and the aroma is incredible.
    Ciao for now...

  16. Hello Becky! Your orange garland is very beautiful! I love it! I wish you a nice weekend! Geli

  17. Amei essa dica, vou fazer. Obrigada por compartilhar essa preciosa sugestão.
    Tenha um ótimo fim de semana.

  18. Your garlands look SO pretty and festive Becky! I absolutely love the way the one in the window looks. Beautiful!

  19. What a beautiful, scrumptious idea! :) MUST try. Thank you so much for sharing.

  20. Hello Becky,
    Your orange garland i soooo pretty!!! I love the idea and is a good inspiration!!! I would try to copy this lovely idea today!!!.

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  22. Becky it all looks so wonderful. Love the Orange garland and I bet it smells divine.

    Thank you for sharing your beauty with us, I have to get going on some more Christmas around here.

    See you soon and all the beauty you inspire.

  23. oh I've been searching for this dried oranges recipe, tahnks a lot !

  24. I love the beauty of your orange garland too! Now I wish I had oranges to try this right away, you have inspired me... thank you!
    Can you tell me at what temp the oven is set for and how long they are baked, I would so appreciate this.
    Thanks, Debbie

  25. How did you attach the pine twigs to the garland?

  26. Becky, I'm hoping to make homemade garland again this year, but never did I think of drying orange slices! What a beautiful touch. We have plenty around here and I think I might just have to give it a try. Lovely ALWAYS. Blessings!

  27. Becky, I love all your wonderful photos of the orange garland. So pretty in the window, looks like stained glass. Thanks for sharing the recipe, can't wait to make some for the holiday.


  28. Oh! I want to do this in my living room near my wood burning stove! I bet it smells divine! I'm pinning thanks so much for showing it!
    ...and i might hang some in the kitchen too.

  29. Thanks for sharing such a great post! Loved the idea so used dried oranges as part of my Xmas decorations :) Have linked back to you on our blog

  30. Oh just found you & this garland! Will be doing this…today maybe!

  31. Just found you & this garland! Will be doing maybe!