Step Up Your Holiday Decor With This Pretty Citrus Garland

Get crafty this Christmas with a homespun, DIY dried citrus garland that pairs well with farmhouse style.

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

A Festive and Natural Garland

This holiday season make a beautiful garden-inspired garland that appeals to all the senses.

Gather Your Supplies

For this craft you will need: yarn/ garden twine/ dried citrus rings/ fresh herbs/ greenery/ metal ornaments/ sharp knife/ cutting board/ cookie sheet/ oven/ floral wire/ scissors

Slice Them Up

Begin by slicing the oranges thinly in rounds. I also used a grapefruit for a little variety. All citrus works nicely for this craft.

Ready for Drying

Lay the citrus slices on a cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees until they are dried. This can take a couple of hours.

Get Stringing

Next, gather the garden twine, the citrus slices, floral wire and a pair of scissors.

Add Twine

Cut a piece of floral wire approximately 8 inches. Fold it in half. Leave a small loop at the fold and twist the wire together to make a make-shift needle. Cut a length of twine approximately 10 inches. String the twine through the needle and then push the needle with the twine through the fruit slice.

Fruit Slice Stringing

Repeat the stringing process for all the fruit slices.

Prepare the Garland

Cut three lengths of yarn to the desired garland length.

Citrus First

Tie the citrus slices to the yarn at regular intervals. You can tie them in onto the yarn with a knot or bow or both.

Herb and Greenery Bundles

Next cut a few snips of rosemary a few inches long. Tie a piece of twine around a few pieces or combine a sprig with a citrus slice then tie it onto the garland. You can also add assorted greenery in bundles too. This garland features sprigs of Carolina Sapphire cypress.

Simple Ornaments

Next add a few metal ornaments to the garland. Simply remove the strings that came on them, restring them and tie them to the garland.

Fill the Spaces

Lastly, fill in any blank spaces with small bundles of herbs and fresh greenery as necessary.

Deck the Halls

Hang the garland in your favorite indoor space. Try adding it to the mantle, the Christmas tree or even hanging it around a window frame. The citrus slices are especially beautiful when lit from behind.

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