For a natural and sweet smelling Christmas Tree check out how to make a dried orange Christmas Tree decorations. They are easy to make and all you need is 6 to 8 oranges.
Dried Orange Christmas Tree Decorations
For the longest time I have been wanting do a dried fruit holiday project. I thought about doing a dried lemon wreath. I needed to do my tree early since I entered the Christmas tree blog hop so this gave me an opportunity to make something unique. It’s also the the perfect craft that would be great with my chinoiserie ornaments I painted last year. The tree has sort of a Mediterranean feel now since I added the Chinoiserie ornaments.
- 6 to 8 oranges
- Cookie sheet
- Parchement paper
- Assorted ornaments
How To Make The Dried Orange Christmas Tree
Slicing The Oranges:
This is super easy to make. You basically slice the oranges about 1/8 inch thick. Make sure they are nice and round.
Put the orange slices flat on a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper. That way the oranges slices won’t stick.
Cooking The Orange Slices:
Put the slices in the oven at 170 degree for 4 hours. The best time to do this is when you know you will be home for that period of time.
Hanging the Orange ornaments.
The orange slices should shrink in size and look dried. Let them cool. Cut a small hole at the very top for the jute to pass through the hole. The jute should be around 5 inches long so you can tie them around the Christmas tree branches.
Decorating Dried Orange Christmas Tree
This Dried orange Christmas tree is going to have other ornaments on it. The beauty of these natural ornament you can decorate the tree with almost any other ornaments. I very happy with my choice of blue and white Chinoiserie ornaments. This year I made more Chinoiserie ornaments with paper. That post will be coming soon.
I started with adding a beaded garland I found at Pottery Barn.
Then I added the lemon ornaments, chinoiserie and any other ornaments. I picked ornaments that I felt enhanced the orange without going overboard.
At the end I added some silver sparkly branch filler I found at hobby lobby on sale.
I am super happy with the results. Have a great holiday week.
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Don’t forget to stop by and visit other talented blogger at this Christmas Tree blog hop. I like to Thank Michelle from Our Crafty Mom for organizing this fun event.