Make an Dried Orange Wreath
It is Martin Luther King Day, many people and kids are home today and I thought I would continue my craft series with a wreath you can make to brighten up your home and make it smell great too!
Dry the Oranges
Slice 4 to 5 oranges into uniform thin slices. The thinner the quicker they dry, but too thin and you will see more curling. Try to keep the slices the same thickness so they dry evenly.
Pat them dry with paper toweling to get as much moisture off as possible.
|dried slices cooling on the counter|
Once they were dry and cool. I began top construct the wreath. Here are all the tools I needed:
a hot or cool glue gun
a 12 inch wreath base (I used grape vine, but you can use fabric covered Styrofoam or other style
and a prepared space to work.
Cut a few of the orange slices in half. You need about 10 to 11 halves for a 12 inch wreath.
Begin adding whole slices to the wreath covering the spots where the haves touch.
Continue adding more slices to fill in the spaces between whole slices until the entire wreath base is covered and cannot be seen.