DIY Citrus Peel Garland: Video

Cut peels into geometric shapes and string them into a decorative garland when they’re dry!


  • oranges
  • a knife to cut the oranges in half (adults only)
  • scissors
  • baker’s twine
  • a baking/cookie sheet
  • hand juicer
  • spoon



      1. Have an adult cut a bunch of oranges in half so the kids can take care of the next step.


      1. Juice the oranges with a hand juicer. Tip: save the juice so you can drink it later! 


      1. Scrape the orange peels clean with a spoon.


      1. Flatten the orange peels out a bit then cut them into small geometric shapes. We made hearts, triangles, diamonds, rectangles, squares and stars.


      1. Place the orange peels that cut into shapes on a cookie sheet.


      1. Bake the peels in the oven at 200F for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until dry. You may need to press the peels flat (adults only) with an oven kit periodically, if needed.


      1. Once dry, lay the peels on a flat surface and poke two holes into each shape with a thumbtack (adults only).


    1. String baker’s twine through the holes of each shape and form a beautiful garland!