Orange Slice Christmas Ornaments

Since this is our first Christmas together (yay!), we don’t have too many ornaments, aside from a few very sweet ones that Eric’s parents gave us, so I planned to make a lot of them this year. As the day draws near, these are a great option: easy and inexpensive!

I found the idea on Pinterest, of course, but the original source is here (Martha would never lead us astray!) The procedure is very simple: slice 3 or 4 unpeeled citrus fruits into 1/4″ slices. I used some Cuties that weren’t too flavorful (I deemed them better for decor than eating!), but lemons, oranges, or even limes (ohh, pretty!) would work just as well.

Once you’ve sliced them and your hands smell nice and delicious, lay them out on a cookie sheet.

I put some parchment paper down on mine, but I don’t think these will stick too much, so if you don’t have any, don’t worry about it.

Now here comes the really easy part: bake them at 175F for 4 hours. During this time you can completely forget about them while you wrap presents or do other fun and festive things. I flipped mine over after about 3 hours, to ensure that both sides dried out, but that’s all the monitoring I really gave them.

Then I just looped some pretty ribbon through them and hung them on our tree! I like the orange touch, since most of our ornaments are red and silver.  Fun!

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