Romantic Dried Fruit Decoration Idea: Orange Peel Roses
Orange’s peels are very versatile, as it seems! Remember the Toddler Fun Making Ornaments With Dried Citrus Fruits article? Here is another idea on how to use the peel. Make amazing dried fruit decoration flowers out of them. And the kids can easily help at any stage. Just the peeling will have to be done by a grown up. And maybe when you need to stabilize something with a toothpick, you should do that, too, if your kids are not old enough. All the other stuff – making the oranges, arranging them, dust them with some confectioner sugar, and eating the oranges, of course (lots of vitamins and Vitamin C!) – all can be done by the kids! We have a lot of other fun craft ideas to make with the kids, so take a look at our other posts, like making easy canvas art or a birthday pinata!
So, here is how to do it and some ideas to display them.
How to make orange peel roses
It is really easy. Peel the oranges carefully and then just roll them up. Ready are the roses! When they are fresh, they are great decor for salads or other dishes, and if you let them dry, they can be used for decorating your home. By adding some essential oils or cinnamon sticks, they will make the room smell wonderful.
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They can become pieces of art
Roses of other citrus fruit peels
You can use other citrus fruits as well. Then you will have a nice variety of flower sizes and colors!
Other flowers out of citrus fruit peels
And lastly, by cutting the peel on the one side (zick-zack or curves) and then rolling them up, you will get some beautiful flowers, even other than roses!
Various flowers out of orange peels (image source)
And if you’re interested in making dried fruit ornaments for cheap Christmas decorations that are natural and earthy, take a look at our related article.