Dried Oranges in Seasonal Decor

Today I’m sharing how to use dried oranges in seasonal décor.

Dried oranges for seasonal décor as an example, fall and the upcoming holidays seems a perfect marriage.  It reminds me of slower times and nature and coupling dried citrus with spices such as clove adds instant warmth for the cooler seasons.

Even though the temperature is 90 and very humid after July 4th I can’t help but begin thinking about the months to come.  As a rule, I don’t enjoy rushing through the seasons, life is too short.  However, when the weather is too hot to sit outdoors, I’m at the point of yearning for the cool days ahead.  Truthfully, it’s my favorite time of the year. So, sharing how to use dried oranges in seasonal décor seems fitting.

By the way, I share an easy way to make dry oranges and I add spices for even more scent!

Let me share links so you can catch up with what has been shared over the last week.

Dried Oranges Also Work Great for Fall with Hydrangeas

First, I think I will share how I have used dried orange slices during the fall months.  They are particularly pretty with acorns and dried hydrangeas.

The pairing of the dried orange slices with the hydrangeas also may be unexpected.

Dried orange slices with dried hydrangeas
Dried citrus slices with acorns
Close up of dried orange slices and acorns

By the way, my Limelight hydrangeas are budding, and I am so excited.  This is also exciting because I enjoy drying as many as I can every season.

By the way, here is an example of how pretty this dried citrus slices looks during the fall season.  

Using Dried Oranges for Christmas Décor in a Garland

Dried oranges are also perfect for Christmas.  There are many ways to use these.

Some examples for using dried oranges for the holiday season:

First, how about a dried fruit garland.  Here you can see dried whole oranges.  Also, you will notice dried apple and pear slices as well as chestnuts.

Dried fruit garland with houses and bottle brush trees

By the way, every idea that I share during this will make a wonderful gift too!

Using Dried Oranges in Centerpieces for Seasonal Décor

Now let’s see how to use dried oranges in seasonal décor. Dried citrus can add a festive and natural feel to your décor especially during the upcoming seasons.

Dehydrated clementine mixed with greens and pinecones.

For example, adding dried oranges to the evergreens in this centerpiece adds the perfect amount of color. Also, the pinecones add another layer of texture. Here you can also see adding small birch logs to this arrangement with dried oranges adds more interest.

Also, the elegance of the Jardinière and it’s age work well with these natural elements.

Close up of a Jardinière filled with greens and dried oranges, and pine cones
Close up of a small crown sitting on top of the greens

Also adding a lace studded crown to this seasonal arrangement adds an elegant look to the rustic dried oranges and pinecones.

Dried Oranges Are Great to Add to Mantles

An orange with greens and pine cones

I particularly liked adding whole dried oranges last year to our garland on our mantel. I like it so much I may think about doing again with a different twist.

Citrus coupled with great with different greens. If you love lambs’ ear this is a beauty.

Adding Dried Oranges to Decor Around the Home

Lastly, here is an example of dried oranges in a thrifted tureen bottom with pinecones and a jingle bell wreath.

A bowl holding dried orange slices and pine cones.

Sharing Craft Ideas to Make and Use for the Home

How about making a wreath with these?  Wait until you see this beauty!

This is so fluffy and pretty!

HERE is sign that is so easy and gorgeous. Plus, it makes a great gift idea!

So, I think it’s a great time to share how to use dried oranges in seasonal décor.

I hope you are enjoyed seeing how to use dried oranges in seasonal decor.

Pin for Pinterest showing four examples of dehydrated fruit for seasonal décor

34 thoughts on “Dried Oranges in Seasonal Decor

  1. Cindy, your have given us some wonderful tips for adding dried citrus to our seasonal decor. All of your vignette are so beautiful! Wishing you a most blessed day, sweet friend!

  2. Happy Tuesday Cindy. I love that you use natural things in your decor. The best part of your sweet decor is all the pretty unique pieces you put the natural things into to display. Just gorgeous. Have a great week. xoxo

  3. Oh my goodness! This is the best! I’ve never seen oranges dried whole like that — LOVE!
    Your Target giveaway is brilliant — wish I had thought of this same!!!

  4. Love these beautiful examples of using dried oranges and bit of nature into your home for the holiday season. I know it smells amazing and the way you have it layered throughout the house and in different vignettes is so inspiring. Can’t wait to try this too! Hugs, CoCo

  5. I use to make these 40 years ago when I needed unbreakable ornaments for little munchkins. You reminded me of how beautiful they are. Pinned

  6. I have always sliced the oranges. I have never tried to dry them whole as you have them in your arrangement. I will have to give it a try. Homemade items are the best. Everything looks so beautiful.

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