Sometimes you really can learn something from teenagers. Teen has several blogs - mostly of the crafting kind - that she enjoys reading during her computer time. The other day, I glanced at the screen during her time and saw Dried Oranges! Every year, there are a handful of "old-fashioned" ornaments or decorations that I intend to make but never do! This year I can cross one off my list!
Natural Suburbia shows us how to make Handmade Ornaments (or in my case, decorations) using oranges and cinnamon.
Mine are a wee bit different. I used tangerines as that's what I had on hand. And since they were smaller than oranges, a cinnamon stick did not look proportional so we didn't use one. I sprinkled cinnamon on some of my slices.
I sliced the tangerines, placing them on a baking sheet. Popped in the oven at 275 degrees for an hour. Lowered temp to 225 degrees for another 2 hours. Great project on a super cold day to heat the house!