Do you want to literally spice up your home with a very fun and cost effective holiday treat? Decorating with orange slices.
The holiday season tends to bring out the traditionalist in all of us, whether you’re following in your family’s time-honored classics or making new traditions of your own! When it comes to holiday decorating, incorporating dried orange slices is a great old-school method to bring a vibrant note of color to your living space. Bonus, they’re SO easy to make, and inexpensive too! In addition to a recipe for the orange slices, I’ve got some tips on how to use them in simple ways to add some holiday spice to your décor that works from Thanksgiving through New Years!
To make the dried oranges, you’ll need
Sunburst Naval oranges
Confectioner’s sugar, optional
Wire cooling rack and sheet pan
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. While it’s warming up, slice your orange(s) into very thin slices, discarding each end. Arrange the slices on the cooling rack – the space between the wires will keep the oranges from sticking. For a little more gloss to your oranges, you may choose to dunk them into confectioner’s sugar, placing them sugar-side-up on the rack.
Of course if you have a dehydrating cabinet you can use it rather than your oven. If you have time you can even air dry them. But don’t do it too soon or you lose the aroma and they can begin to grow fuzzes so either the oven or a dehydrator is the best way.
Make a holiday wreath, or evergreen swag! To wire your orange slices, use a lightweight floral wire and poke through the outer edge of flesh right up against the rind. Slide the slice to the middle of the length of wire, and twist to secure the wire around the rind. Pair the orange slices with gold and brown floral accents like berries, twigs, and pinecones, and be sure to finish it off with a beautiful ribbon bow.
As you may have seen in yesterday’s blog you can also use them as ornaments for your tree as well.
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