Whether the garland is made from winter greens, dried cranberries, popcorn, pine cones, or baubles, it’s a festive and beautiful way to add holiday cheer to your home. One-day last week I was on Pinterest and without fail, dried orange garland started popping up everywhere.
That’s when it hit me- dried orange garland was the perfect way to transition the farmhouse from Fall to the holidays!
This time of year I enjoy using pine cones, acorns, spices, and seasonal fruit. Dried orange garland is the perfect way to bring nature into your home to celebrate the season. They look beautiful strung on twine alone, or you can add cinnamon sticks, Star of Anise, or pinecones with them.
Dried orange garland is the perfect way to carry the harvest feel of Fall into the Christmas season. Stringing the dried orange slices on twine and making garland out of them is the perfect nod to the holidays.
A cookie sheet (or two) Parchment paper Oranges (5-6 oranges makes 1 six-foot garland) Knife Paper towels or a lint-free cloth Twine Scissors Pushpin or thick sewing needle (optional) Once the oranges are done cooking (and are a beautiful golden brown), remove them from the oven and allow them to cool.
While orange slices are cooling, determine the length you want your garland to be and cut your twine accordingly. String a 4-6 inch piece of twine through the hole and secure it on the long piece of twine by tying a knot at the top of the orange slice and snip off any extra length you don’t want.
If stored in an airtight container in a dry area, you can get another year of use out of your orange garland. I cannot stop drying orange slices and making them into garland for the farmhouse this season.