Holiday Treats Guide ~ Dried orange and Popcorn Garland

I just finished the decorations on my kitchen Christmas tree. This tree is a new addition this year. I have had plans in my head to put it together for several years, and this year I finally pulled the trigger!

Christmas trees and ornaments do not have to be expensive to be super pretty! I bought a $20 Walmart twig tree that on it’s own was not super impressive. I added a dozen or so berry sprigs $1 ea.from Michaels. A hand tied bow on top from some scrap I had. And we made the rest of the ornaments and garlands right here in my kitchen!

I really enjoy the sort of rustic feel of this tree. And the handmade popcorn and dried orange garland was the perfect accent! Here are all the instructions to make your very own! Enjoy!


  • Plain Popcorn
  • 4 large oranges thinly sliced
  • Wire although you can used a needle and thread. I like that I can manipulate the shape of the garland with using the wire.

The day prior to assembly you’ll need to prep the oranges. Pre-heat the oven to 250°F. Slice the oranges thinly making sure the rind stays in tack and pat dry with a paper towel. Place in a single layer on a parchment lined sheet. Bake 4-6 hours on low heat turning once until well dried.

To assemble simply string sections of popcorn separated by an orange slice along the wire and hang on the tree. It’s that easy! You can also add cranberries or wooden balls. So many cute options are available! Have fun with it!

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