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How to Dry Orange Slices for Christmas Decorations

Simple how-to guide on drying orange slices at home for Christmas. Use them for wreaths, garlands for decorations for the tree with kids.
Keyword Christmas Decorations, Dried Orange Slices, How to Dry Orange Slices, Natural Crafts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Author Cerys Parker



  • Oranges you can use lemons and limes as well
  • Cloves optional for added decoration to the orange slides when drying


  • Chop the orange into slices about 1/2cm thick.
  • Place on a lined baking tray.
  • Into an oven at 100C.
  • After 2 hours turn the orange slices.
  • Leave for a further 2 hours in the oven.
  • Check and turn.
  • If they are still very flexible you may need to return them for another hour or two this will vary with your oven and the thickness of the orange slices.
  • Remove and let cool before using for decorations.