Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dried Orange Slice Christmas Ornaments

Homemade Christmas Ornaments
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These Dried Orange Slice Ornaments are so easy to make and are such a pretty addition to the Christmas tree, or a wonderful homemade gift idea.


How To
1. Cut your orange into thin slices

2. Blot slices with paper towels to remove excess moisture

3. Bake on cookie sheet at ovens lowest temp for about 3 hours,
turning slices over a few times in between.

4. Gently pierce a hole in orange near the outer peel and thread a ribbon or fishing line through to be able to hang on the tree.


See, easy peasy and oh so pretty!




PRESCHOOL AND TODDLER PLAY
 If you have a toddler or preschooler, make a few extra to play with like we did!
They make great sensory play material!
Click the photo below to see how L at 2 years old, played with his dried orange slices.





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4 comments:

  1. About how long do they last? They still spoil eventually, right?

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  2. We've had them for a few years now and they are still in perfect condition and even still smell good!

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    1. Ive made dried orange slices for quite a few years, and love doing it. I use a food dehydrator which is my special thing to use. The orange slices scent will last a long time if you keep them in a nice Christmas bag
      with clothes pins attaced to the top so that the fragrance isn't exposed to the air. You might want to use a small tea holder (which you put fresh tea into) put a cotton ball saturated with orange extract inside the tea holder which has an attached cap, then clip it to the inside of the christmas bag. Then, when you open the bag up to retrieve some of the orange slices, they will smell so good!!! the frangrence when the slices seem to be losing their scent.

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