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How to Make a Cit­rus Gar­land

- Food · Comfort Food · Lifehacks

To string your own strand, all you need are navel and blood or­anges, parch­ment pa­per, two cookie sheets, jute or nat­u­ral twine, a skewer or nail, and dec­o­ra­tive hooks.

1. Pre­heat oven to 250°F. 2. Cut or­anges cross­wise into 1/4-inch slices (four or­anges make a six-foot gar­land). 3. Line cookie sheets with parch­ment pa­per. Pat or­ange slices dry with pa­per tow­els, and place them on cookie sheets in a sin­gle layer. 4. Bake for ap­prox­i­mately 3 hours or un­til dry. (To en­sure the slices dry flat, turn them over at the mid­way mark.) Re­move from oven. 5. Us­ing a skewer or nail, poke two holes into the top of each or­ange slice. 6. Thread twine through each hole, evenly spac­ing the or­anges on the gar­land.

Tie off each end with a loop, and hang from hooks.

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