Doorknob hanger with dried orange slices and purple beads

Dry orange slices for fragrant garlands. I dried one single navel orange for the doorknob hanger that you see in the photo. I sliced it thin, though when I do this again I would slice it even thinner. As thin as you can manage. I put my slices on a cookie tray that had been lined with parchment paper. I baked the slices for 2 hours in a 200F oven, then flipped them over and repeated for another 2-3 hours. I checked on them after 2 hours on that second side (so, after 4 hours total) and my thinner slices felt dry, but the thicker slices needed more time.

Then I strung them with some colorful beads and a jingle bell onto some cord. (Sorry the jingle bell didn’t make into the photo.) I hung it on the doorknob in my office so it alerts me when someone comes in. I love the contrast between the orange and purple colors!

(Image credit: my own photo)

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