Sitemap

Know About Life

How to Dry Whole Oranges for Crafts

2013-09-11   Views:4

Advertisement

Drying whole oranges is difficult due to their very high moisture content, which is why most craft projects use slices rather than whole oranges. There are a few methods to dry whole oranges, but none that leave you with a perfectly round bright oran

How to Dry Whole Oranges for Crafts

Drying whole oranges is difficult due to their very high moisture content, which is why most craft projects use slices rather than whole oranges. There are a few methods to dry whole oranges, but none that leave you with a perfectly round bright orange coloured result. Drying the whole fruit in sunlight, the oven or a dehydrator causes the fruit to end up somewhat shrunken and occasionally discoloured. Cutting slits on the sides is the most common method but does leave the cuts visible. A final approach is to stick the fruit with whole cloves; this allows the fruit to dry over time and smells pleasant, but obviously leaves holes in the surface.

Skill level:Moderate

Things you need

OrangesOven or food dehydratorBaking or baking traysSharp paring knifeWhole clovesToothpicksDecorative ribbon (optional)

Instructions

1 Place whole oranges in a food dehydrator on drying racks or in a low-heat oven in a single layer on baking trays. Turn occasionally to maintain shape. Leave in the food dehydrator or oven for 24 to 48 hours; larger oranges may require a longer drying time.

2 Cut shallow slits in orange peel from top to bottom without removing peel. Make eight to 10 slits on each orange. Allow slit oranges to dry in dehydrator or low-heat oven for 12 to 24 hours.

3 Poke small evenly spaced holes over entire surface of orange using toothpicks. Insert a whole clove firmly into each hole. Allow to air dry or tie with ribbon and hang up to dry.

4 Poke several small holes in bottom of an orange using a knife or toothpick. Gently squeeze out as much juice as possible while trying to preserve the orange's round shape. Place oranges in a dehydrator or low-heat oven for 8 to 12 hours; larger oranges may require more drying time.

Tips and warnings

Oranges dried on high heat or in direct sunlight will dry out eventually, but will usually shrink, shrivel and discolour, so these methods are not recommended for oranges to be used in craft projects.

How to Dry Whole Oranges for Crafts

How to Dry Whole Oranges for Crafts

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-09-11Views:130

Drying whole oranges is difficult due to their very high moisture content, which is why most craft projects use slices rather than whole oranges. There are a few methods to dry whole oranges, but none that leave you with a perfectly round bright oran[More]

How to use clementine oranges in crafts

How to use clementine oranges in crafts

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2014-10-30Views:130

Small and sweet, clementines are a cross between an orange and a Chinese mandarin. Clementine oranges are delicious to eat, but you can also use them as a craft project inspiration. Before using the citrus fruit as crafts, you'll need to dry them. Yo[More]

How to Dry Mint Leaves for Tea

Category:FoodRelease time:2012-09-01Views:130

Just about everyone will enjoy a cup of refreshing tea. Many people use mint in its fresh form but using dry mint leaves for tea is also widely practised. A cup of boiled water poured over this dried aromatic herb and your favourite sweetener makes a[More]

How to dry an orange peel

How to dry an orange peel

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-04-07Views:130

Dried orange peel makes a great addition to many dishes. People often use the peel in desserts, baked dishes and teas to add a natural citrus flavour. Drying orange peels does not require much effort, but you will need to ensure that you remove the p[More]

How to build wall cubbies for crafting

How to build wall cubbies for crafting

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-03-06Views:130

Cubbies are ideal storage units for crafting, with wide shelves and dividers to separate crafting items. What's more, they can easily be added to as your craft needs expand. Medium density fiberboard (MDF) is an easy material to work with for creatin[More]

How to Dry Chili Peppers for Powder

How to Dry Chili Peppers for Powder

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-09-17Views:130

Chilli peppers greatly range in heat and taste, depending on their growing conditions and when they are harvested. Typically, the redder they get, the hotter they will taste. While many people simply buy chilli powder at the grocery store, it is poss[More]

How to use scrabble tiles for crafts

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-09-24Views:130

Scrabble tiles are like letter beads and stickers in that they can spell out anything in a craft project. Although the tiles are too small to have a hole drilled through the centre to be used in the same way as letter beads, Scrabble tiles can still[More]

How to Use an Orange for Garnish

How to Use an Orange for Garnish

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-01-30Views:130

Oranges are sweet and tart, and can serve as the perfect garnish for cocktails, beer and food dishes. Slice one up and add it to your favourite fruity drink for a light and tangy splash of citrus, or add fresh orange zest to both desserts or your fav[More]

How to Make Fake Water for Crafts

How to Make Fake Water for Crafts

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-01-27Views:130

Incorporating real water into a craft project is often not feasible. Luckily, several materials are available to create pretend water. Need to add a pond or river to a diorama your child is making for school? Want to make an artificial flower look mo[More]

How to Decorate Candle Jars for Crafts

How to Decorate Candle Jars for Crafts

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-06-04Views:130

Candles not only give off warmth and light, they also freshen the air with their scent and help create a cosy atmosphere. In the winter, several candles in a small room can even raise the temperature several degrees. Add enough candles to a side tabl[More]

How to Use Embossing Powder for Crafts

How to Use Embossing Powder for Crafts

Category:HealthRelease time:2013-06-21Views:130

Embossing powder adds a rich, raised embellishment to stamped ink images on crafted projects. The embossing powder and heat gun may seem intimidating to use. The embossing technique is a series of basic steps that is done in one sitting. Add colour a[More]

How to dry out sand for sandblasting

How to dry out sand for sandblasting

Category:StyleRelease time:2013-08-14Views:130

Sandblasting uses high pressure to thrust sand towards a surface to remove rust and paint along with other coatings and debris. The sharp edges of sand powerfully hit the surface and scrape the unwanted material off. Surface etching is another use fo[More]

How to Dry Moringa Leaves for Tea

Category:HealthRelease time:2013-09-14Views:130

Moringa leaves come from the moringa tree, which is indigenous to India and has been touted for its healing benefits for thousands of years . Also known as the horseradish tree, leaves from the tree taste like horseradish, the spice used in many reci[More]

How to Dry Hibiscus Flowers for Tea

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-08-24Views:130

Hibiscus tea has a sweet-tart flavour that has been compared to cranberries. This refreshing drink is delicious hot or cold. Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) , also known as roselle, is a plant with bright pink, red or yellow flowers, native to trop[More]

How to Use Chicken Bones to Craft

How to Use Chicken Bones to Craft

Category:HealthRelease time:2014-10-01Views:130

Don´t just throw away the leftovers from your chicken dinner. You can use the bones for a craft project. Chicken bones are ideal for crafting because they are small and lightweight and can add amusing accessories to costumes. Make a necklace for a wi[More]

How to Use a Food Dehydrator for Crafting

How to Use a Food Dehydrator for Crafting

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-03-08Views:130

Dehydrators are useful for preparing many different materials for use in crafts projects, Dried flowers and greenery can be used in wreaths and decorating. Spices, herbs and fruit can be dried to make attractive and aromatic potpourri. Children can m[More]

How to use river stone for dry stacking

How to use river stone for dry stacking

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-07-28Views:130

Walls, chimneys, barns and other outbuildings made from stone have been around since ancient times, since stone is an easily obtainable and durable building material. Dry-stacking the stones is a method commonly used for walls or other structures and[More]

How to Purchase Thick Bamboo Sticks for Crafts

How to Purchase Thick Bamboo Sticks for Crafts

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-06-09Views:130

Bamboo provides a versatile, sustainable material for craft projects. It comes in a wide range of lengths and diameters, including 1 1/2-foot garden stakes and 8-foot poles. Because it's a natural material, thickness and colour variations are normal.[More]

How to Purchase Dry Cleaning Solvent for Upholstery Cleaning

How to Purchase Dry Cleaning Solvent for Upholstery Cleaning

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-02-25Views:130

Upholstery, such as the fabric used on couches, loveseats, chairs and recliners, can be tricky when it comes to removing stains, residue or marks on the fabric surface. Always blot up any stains or liquids as soon as possible with a clean, soft cloth[More]

How to Buy Feathers for Craft Projects

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-11-18Views:130

Real and imitation feathers work well in many craft projects. Buy feathers to embellish accessories such as tote bags, picture frames, accent pillows and purses. Purchase colourful craft feathers to create costume garments and accessories such as bir[More]

Hot
A laser is a device that emits electromagnetic radiation in the form of a concentrated light beam. It is used in many applications such as medicine, military, industry, research, law enforcement, and even on cosmetics. If you have the right tools and [More]
Finding a job and filling out a job application can be an intimidating process to someone with a criminal records. Criminal background checks are often a routine part of an employer's hiring process, and knowing that you have charges pending against [More]
XML schema mapping is a new feature of Excel 2003 that allows developers to link database data directly to an Excel workbook. Data from a database stored as XML can be imported directly into an Excel workbook once that data is mapped. XML data can al [More]
As the world becomes more digitalised -- even art -- some people may want to stick to the basics with certain activities, such as drawing popular animals like horses. You may want to add animation to your horse, but not through computer programs. You [More]
Hanging plants are a welcome addition to any room. When hanging indoor plant holders, consider the ceiling type, the plant weight, the type of care the plant requires and the amount of light the plant will receive. The ceiling must be sturdy enough t [More]
Upholstered headboards can add a decorative touch to your bedroom and can be made for a fraction of the cost of purchased headboards. When making your own headboard, you can coordinate with your colour scheme and express yourself by adding your own p [More]
If you have fabric scraps left over from your sewing projects but you don't want to waste them, you can use them to make a rustic-looking throw rug. There are several ways you can weave your fabric scraps to make a rug, and one of the easiest is to b [More]
Ubuntu is a free distribution of the Linux line of operating systems. With the Ubuntu "Wine" emulator, it can run both Windows applications and PS2 games. All it takes is a few simple steps to start playing PS2 games on Ubuntu. Skill level:Easy Instr [More]
Cultured marble is a man-made product created from marble dust and resins, finished with a high-shine gel coat. The resulting product can be moulded into shower surrounds, benches and vanity tops and can provide inexpensive elegance to a bathroom des [More]
Miking the clarinet in the right place will make a crucial difference in how the recording sounds. If you place the mic at the bell, you will lose three quarters of the sound produced through the open finger holes on the clarinet. The sound of the cl [More]