Handmade Christmas Ornaments :: Dried Oranges - The Magic Onions

Handmade Christmas Ornaments :: Dried Oranges

The kids and I are loving making Christmas ornaments this year from simple everyday things. Today, pretty ornaments made from dried orange slices.

When we dried our apples to make these ornaments, we also dried some gorgeously orange orange slices too.

We hung them outside to dry for a few days.

Our Southern California winter is great for drying fruit as it’s cool and dry and we’ve had a fair share of Santa Anna’s to help us along. But, if your climate is a little moist to dry fruit outdoors, a cool dry spot in your house will work just as well.

When they were nice and dry, we squeezed a little glue around the white rind of the orange.

And then sprinkled a little of our vintage glitter onto the glue…

Tied a little festive Christmas ribbon onto our dried and glittered oranges and marveled at what a pretty ornament something as simple as a slice of orange can make.

Now, we just have to stop the baby bunny from trying to eat all of our edible ornaments!

Happy Christmas Crafting,
Blessings and magic,


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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. omg omg omg!!! I cannot wait to make these with my girls! I remember making these when I was a little girl with my mother… I totally forgot! thanks for sharing!!!

  2. I made dried oranges too! I dried mine on the radiator in dreary, damp England :)
    Love your blog, don’t comment often but you have great ideas :)

  3. they’re so pretty – love the glittery touch

  4. Love these. How long do they last?

  5. wow! can i eat this? it’s so fragrant right?

  6. Super !!!!’

  7. JoAllen Winter says:

    I live in South Carolina how close to Christmas can I make these? What other fruits can I use with this?

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