Romantic Dried Fruit Decoration Idea: Orange Peel Roses

dried orange peel roses
Dried Orange Peel Roses (image source)

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 flowers out of them. And the kids can easily help at any stage. Just the peeling will be 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! So, here is how to do it and some ideas to display them. 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.

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.

How to make orange peel roses
How to make orange peel roses (image source)

Decoration ideas

They can become pieces of art

Framed orange peel roses
Framed orange peel roses (image source)

Roses of other citrus fruit peels

You can use other citrus fruits as well. Then you will have a nice variety in flower sizes and colors!

Roses out of citrus fruit peels
Roses out of citrus fruit peels (image source)

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

Various flowers out of orange peels (image source)

 

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6 thoughts on “Romantic Dried Fruit Decoration Idea: Orange Peel Roses

  1. messarine Perkins February 11, 2014 / 12:31 am

    Can they be dyed different colors?

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    • Stella February 11, 2014 / 9:23 am

      Hi! I’ve never tried to dye them myself, but I’ve read that you could dye dried peels with old nail varnish. Also dying the peels with food color might work (like when we dye easter eggs), or using fabric dye maybe, after having them dried once. I hope that helped! Let me know if you try any of this!

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  2. Gerry Brown February 25, 2014 / 3:45 am

    Beautiful

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