if you have been reading my blog for a while
you already know that right about this time of year I get a big orange caving
I dry slices in the oven
.... and then use them to make stuff (of course!)
how I dry my orange slices:
slice the oranges relatively thinly - about 1/4 inch thick I guess
lay out on wax paper on a cookie sheet
bake at 200 degrees (f)
check every hour - flipping the slices over is a good idea too
do this until dry (about 3 hours?)
... and save the end bits!
drop them into a saucepan with a cinnamon stick and some water
simmer and smell .... my, oh my, it's like heaven
and then comes the fun part
... making stuff!
like these ornaments
ornament DIY ingredients:
dried orange slice
hot glue pieces of lichen in the middle
hot glue a deconstructed pinecone on top of that
(or some other kind of bead, button or bauble)
dip in melted beeswax
(beeswax: a fantastic preservative - and it smells great too)
.... here's a link to the wreath I made last year ....