How to Make Dried Orange Slices Fox Ornaments

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We have been making dried orange slices for years. Learn how to dry orange slices too and you will be hooked! Making Handmade Ornaments for Christmas if fun and easy.

There are so many ways to decorate for Christmas with dried fruit – from dried orange slice garlands, to simple rustic ornaments. Today, we go a step further and show you how to make dried orange slices fox ornaments!!!

Dried Orange Slices Fox Ornaments - learn tricks to keep oranges bright
How to dry orange slices and turn them into FOXES!

Orange Slice Foxes – Materials

  • You will need dried orange slices – either homemade (best) or bought
  • A little white and black acryclic paint
  • Ribbons for hanging
  • Hot glue gun
  • Knife
  • Oven
Dried Orange Slices Fox Ornaments - learn tricks to keep oranges bright
Dried Orange Slices make great fox ornaments

How to Dry Orange Slices – Methods

There are three main methods for drying orange slices:

  • You can dry orange slices in the oven
  • You can dry orange slices in the microave
  • You can dry orange slices in the sun

Personally, we prefer the How to Dry Orange slices in an oven method. So hop over to that, prepare your oranges and then come back to read the final steps.

Add the extra Fox Ears step

Just add ONE EXTRA step to our original diy orange slices post – use the end bits of your orange and cut out triangles (two per fox) to dry in the oven too. You CAN cut the dried orange later, but sometimes it does crunble.

Top Tip when baking your oranges

Personally, I always take my orange slices out of the oven a little “sooner” than everyone else.

This will let your oranges stay a BRIGHT orange for longer. If you hang them carefully, they will fully dry out over the Christmas period (and go darker with time), and will still store well for future use.

Just make sure the orange foxes are indeed fully dry before packing away. Fully dry, basically meansyour orange slice ornaments are not sticky!

Now to turn your dried orange slices into fox ornaments

Dried Orange Slices Fox Ornaments - learn tricks to keep oranges bright
It is easy to turn a dried orange slice into a fox

This is a simple painting job! Acrylic paints work best for this. Though you can experiment with gluing on white felt instead.

Dried Orange Slices Fox Ornaments - learn tricks to keep oranges bright
You will need “two white parts” for your orange fox face

Paint two white sections onto your orange. Let dry.

Dried Orange Slices Fox Ornaments - learn tricks to keep oranges bright
Then add your fox’s nose and eyes to your dried orange

Add a black nose and black eyes. Let dry.

Dried Orange Slices Fox Ornaments - learn tricks to keep oranges bright
Hot glue gun left over orange pieces to make Fox ears!

Take your orange triangles (see above) and hot glue them into place. If you forgot ot make some triangles, you use some orange card or felt instead.

Dried Orange Slices Fox Ornaments - learn tricks to keep oranges bright
Finally, add your baker’s twine to your orange fox ornament for hanging

Take some ribbon or bakers twine, push through the top of the orange with something pointy, knot and hang your adorable Dried Orange Slice Fox Ornament in your tree!!!

Dried Orange Slices Fox Ornaments - learn tricks to keep oranges bright
Dried Orange Slice Ideas – Fox ornaments

Want more great Dried Orange Slice Ideas? Check out these Dried Orange Slice Garlands:

Rustic Garland ideas for Christmas
Ah collection of Orange Slice Garlands
Dried Orange Slices Fox Ornaments - learn tricks to keep oranges bright
Dried Orange Slice Fox Ornaments

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