Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Dried Citrus Ornaments

This holiday season, I'm sticking to my theme of natural Christmas decor.  Maybe it's the lazy decorator in me, but I prefer to add holiday cheer to my home by keeping things simple.  

Also since converting our garage, I really don't have the extra room in the house for storage.  When the time comes to finally clean everything back up, I can throw it away or recycle it.

I love the look of dried citrus slices used in Christmas decorations.  A few years ago I ordered a couple packs from Etsy to decorate with.  This year I wanted to create my own.  And to my surprise, they're so easy to make.  Here's the method I used...

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Cut the citrus into slices.  The thinner the slices, the faster they will dry.

Place citrus slices onto a wire rack in a single layer, ensuring they do not touch.

Bake for 5 hours, turning every hour to make sure they dry evenly.

They’re now ready for garland or dressing up a wreath.  I decided to make ornaments.

To hang, take a piece of thread long enough to poke through the citrus and tie in a knot.

Combined with the scent of fresh tree clippings(free from Home Depot)my house smells amazing.

Happy Decorating!

Source List
Recipe Box- Antropologie
Gingham Pitcher- McGee&Co
Wooden Trees- Etsy

2 comments:

  1. I love this idea Brandi. I wish our weather was such that we could use more fresh greens indoors, but they just dry out so fast. I am over all the faux and plastic, but sometimes it's what works. Merry Christmas.

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  2. OH I love that idea! I have some dried orange slices in some winter potpourri I bought last year - so pretty!

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