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DIY Orange Peel Ornaments

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These DIY orange peel ornaments are ridiculously easy to make! They'd be a fun little project to make with kids.

The orange peels dry out over a few days but keep their vibrant color. 

How to Make Simple Orange Peel Ornaments

1. Peel an orange, by cutting off both ends and running a knife from end to end. Carefully pull the peel off, trying to keep it as intact as possible. Cut it into two to three pieces. 

2. Using a small (1 inch) cookie cutter, cut out shapes from the peel. 

3. With a metal pin or end of a knife, create holes in the top of each orange peel cutout. 

4. Cut twine or ribbon and thread it through the holes in the cutouts. Tie it to complete the ornament!

I hope you enjoy these quick and easy DIY orange peel ornaments! I think they're ridiculously cute and they smell great!

orange peel ornaments

Ways to Use these Ornaments

Besides just hanging these ornaments on a Christmas tree, you can use these orange peel ornaments in all sorts of ways. Here are some of the clever ways we've seen people use them.

  • Add them to a wrapped package. Tie them onto the bow or ribbon around a package for a cute and delicious smelling gift wrap.
  • Hang them on a garland. Hang an evergreen garland and hang the oranges along it.
  • Hang them on a door handle. String several orange peel ornaments on one piece of twine and hang it on a handle.
  • Add them to a wreath. Orange peel ornaments look super cute in an evergreen or eucalyptus wreath.

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Yield: 10 to 15 ornaments

Orange Peel Ornaments

orange peel ornaments

These DIY orange peel ornaments are ridiculously easy to make!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 1 large orange
  • twine or ribbon

Tools

  • paring knife
  • 1-inch star (or other shape) cookie cutter
  • metal pin

Instructions

  1. Peel the orange, by cutting off both ends and running a knife from end to end. Carefully pull the peel off, trying to keep it as intact as possible. Cut it into two to three pieces. 
  2. Using a small cookie cutter, cut out shapes from the peel. 
  3. With a metal pin or end of a knife, create holes in the top of each orange peel cutout. 
  4. Cut twine or ribbon and thread it through the holes in the cutouts. Tie it to complete the ornament!

Do you have other favorite DIY Christmas ornaments? Let us know in the comments below!

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