This DIY dried fruit garland is the easiest, prettiest decoration you’ll ever make!

I’M OBSESSED.

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Whenever I make candied citrus slices  I always admire how pretty they are, and what a lovely decoration they’d make beyond just garnishing baked goods.

And this was the year to do it.

As I said, I’M OBSESSED.

DIY Dried Fruit Garland l sherisilver.com

First of all, this could not be any easier to do. Simply slice up your fruits – I used a few different types of apples and pears and of course, oranges – and bake them in a low oven for a bajillion (okay, six) hours.

DIY Dried Fruit Garland l sherisilver.com

DIY Dried Fruit Garland l sherisilver.com

THAT’S. IT. You can use these beauties in so many different ways:

DIY Dried Fruit Garland l sherisilver.com

Ornaments.

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Gift tags.

DIY Dried Fruit Garland l sherisilver.com

Potpourri (add some cinnamon sticks and a few drops of essential oil).

Or grab some cotton string and make this beautiful garland!

DIY Dried Fruit Garland l sherisilver.com

Mike was nice enough to drill holes in a few walnuts to fill it out, and next time I’d add a bunch of bay leaves too.

Isn’t it pretty?

DIY Dried Fruit Garland l sherisilver.com

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Dried Fruit Garland

assorted apples, pears and citrus fruits
heavy duty cotton string (if making a garland)
upholstery needle
whole walnuts, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves (optional)

Pre-heat the oven to its lowest setting – ideally 150 – 170 degrees. Slice your fruits to about 1/4″ thickness (do not peel) and place the prettiest slices on wire racks set over baking sheets (pro tip: blot the citrus slices with a paper towel, to absorb any excess moisture before baking).

Bake the fruit slices till they’re completely dried out. The time can vary based on your oven and the thickness/moisture content of your fruit; mine took about 6 hours.

Let them cool and use as desired!

(print this recipe)


This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver
https://sherisilver.com/2019/12/12/easy-homemade-holiday-diy-dried-fruit-garland/

For more home ideas, “crafty crafts” and handmade gifts,  check out my Pinterest boards!

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