At Christmas, dried orange slices are absolutely everywhere, whether you make them yourself or not. Not only do they look great, but they also smell gorgeous too, so they’re brilliant to have in the home at this time of the year. In this Monday Makes, we’re sharing a list of lovely festive bits that you can make with orange slices, and some are so easy that it’d be rude not to give them a go! If you’d like to dry your own orange slices, then take a look at this tutorial.
Orange and cinnamon stick garland – garlands are fab all year round, but we love this natural, festive one. It’d make the house smell delicious.
Orange and clove baubles – before popping your orange slices in the oven, add a few cloves to ramp up that festive scent.
Dried fruit wreath – if you’re using a more earth-toned colour palette for your Christmas decorations, these wreaths will be right up your street.
Dried fruit bells – this DIY involves drying out other fruit slices, like apple and grapefruit, but the results are worth the effort!
DIY Christmas ornaments – this post has lots of ideas for Christmas ornaments, but we particularly like the dried orange slice baubles with the cinnamon sticks. So cute!
Potpourri – everybody loves the smell of Christmas, so why not capture it in a bowl by adding orange slices, star anise, cinnamon and pine cones together? This would make a great gift.
Christmas-scented bag – these little bags are perfect for popping on the radiator, so as your house gets warmer, the scent fills the air.
Dried orange wrapping decor – this blog post has so many ideas on how to use dried oranges, but our favourite is the image of the dried orange slices being used as decoration on wrapped presents.