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DIY dried fruit Christmas garland

I love the look of a dried fruit garland, they make such gorgeous, minimalistic Christmas decor. I love them strung along a mantle, or to dress up your windows. So last week I played a little Michael Buble Christmas music and made my own. It was super easy and fun! Below I’m sharing my easy DIY to make your own dried fruit garland.

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Here’s my easy DIY for dried fruit garland

You’ll need:

Some citrus fruits – I chose oranges, grapefruits and lemons.
Bay leaves
Fishing line or twine


1.) Preheat oven on lowest setting. I set mine to 200 degrees F.
2.) Slice citrus fruits thinly, about 1/4 inches thick.

citrus fruit diy christmas garland

3.) Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
4.) Bake in oven for 5-7 hours flipping each slice over every 2 hours or so.
5.) Let fruit cool
6.) Using a thin needle, thread the fruit, bay leaves and cranberries onto fishing line (I originally tried twine but I couldn’t get the cranberries to thread) in whatever pattern you choose.
7.) Tie the ends and hang wherever you like!


diy dehydrated fruit christmas garland

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