How to Make Floral Boho Orange Slice Ornaments
A couple of weeks ago I shared my DIY orange slice wreath with dried eucalyptus and dried flowers, and that wreath inspired the ornaments that adorn my dining room Christmas tree. These festive holiday adornments were so easy and inexpensive to make and I love the earthy boho vibe they bring to our tree while still adding some fun color. Today I am going to show you how to make your own, and I encourage you to put your own twist on them! (Get it…. orange twist… haha. Sorry not sorry.) I am joining several other bloggers who are also sharing DIY Christmas ornaments to help keep you happily creating this season, and you can find all of their links at the bottom of this post. Alright, friend, heat up that hot glue gun, and let’s get going! (This post contains affiliate links through which I earn a small commission. I appreciate your support.)
I am going to share with you everything that I used to create these ornaments, but you can put your own spin on them!
- Oranges or already dried orange slices
- dehydrator if you are drying slices
- dried florals (I used button flowers similar to these)
- dried eucalyptus
- hot glue
- yarn needle
I created a video showing the process which is outlined in the steps below as well. It’s honestly such a simple DIY that mainly requires lots of hot glue, and being careful not to burn off your fingertips.
- Dry your orange slices if needed. I used a dehydrator and this tutorial, but I ended up drying mine for longer… I think that I cut my slices a little too thick. Also, I am still not even sure if they are totally dry enough as this was my first year doing them. Hopefully I will eventually get it just right through trial and error.
- Using a piece of yarn about 6-8 inches long, thread a yarn needle and poke it through the edge of your orange slice. Pull it through and tie your yarn in a knot to make an ornament hanging loop. Cut off any excess.
- If you are adding eucalyptus, use your hot glue to add that first. Trim your eucalyptus to the size you want it, and then cut any excess stem off of the bottom. Add hot glue to the back side of the two bottom leaves, and then press them into place on your orange slice. Hold it still for a moment to allow the glue to begin to set.
- Next, add your flowers by placing hot glue on the base of the flower, and then placing it on your orange slice, layered over eucalyptus if you wish as pictured in the ornament above. Hold and let the glue begin to harden.
- Once they are dry, remove any hot glue “strings” that may have formed, and then you are ready to hang on your tree!
I actually created a few different variations of these ornaments, so thought I would show you some different examples.
This one features a eucalyptus sprig plus two different button flowers.
This one is one of my favorites, and has a few colors of button flowers. You could even go around much more than I did, but I liked the simple three flowers.
As you can see, I added single flowers to some, and multiple to others. You can do whatever works for you based on how many you are making and the look you prefer.
I created several different looks because I just wanted to play around and have fun while making these, and I honestly don’t have as much fun when I am just recreating the same thing over and over. Although that practice can be very therapeutic, so there is something to be said for it for sure.
Monday I shared our dining room tree, complete with all of our DIY ornaments, including these plus chunky yarn tassels, and woodsy cinnamon ornaments. We got a new flocked tree this year, and I just love how the orange and florals are so vibrant against the snowy white backdrop.
Everything looks so warm and cozy in here and just feels right. The colors of the tree pair perfectly with our rug, and I love that this tree made with “edibles” (in quotes because you can’t eat them now! Both the oranges and cinnamon have glue.)
If you like these ornaments and want to make them, pin and share! I sincerely appreciate all of the shares!
Now be sure to check out all of the other creative ornaments that are being shared today. Get your paint brushes out, your glue gun warmed up, and get ready to create some seasonal flair!
Today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series. We’re all sharing our DIY Christmas Ornament ideas with you today! Be sure to check out these fabulous ideas by clicking on the links below each image.
Simple DIY Wood Bead Ornaments at The Happy Housie
Rustic No-Sew Mitten Ornaments at Home Made Lovely
Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments at Clean & Scentsible
DIY Salt Dough Ornaments at Jennifer Maune
Anthropologie Inspired Vined Monogram Ornament at Craftberry Bush
DIY Stamped Christmas Ornament made with Clay at The DIY Mommy
Ikea Hack Keepsake Photo Ornament at Fynes Designs
How to Make a Gingerbread House Ornament at My Sweet Savannah
Baking Soda Scandinavian Painted Ornaments at Tatertots and Jello
DIY Leopard Print Christmas Ornaments at Love Create Celebrate
Easy DIY Christmas Sleigh Ornaments at A Pretty Life
DIY Stone Christmas Ornaments at Cherished Bliss
DIY Nordic Christmas Ornaments at This is Simplicite
Gingerbread Salt Dough Ornaments at Modern Glam
DIY Snowflake Ornaments at The Handmade Home
DIY Anthropologie Inspired Felt Letter Ornament at Zevy Joy
DIY Chicken Christmas Ornaments at Dans le Lakehouse
DIY Wood Finial Ornament at The Turquoise Home
Boho Orange Slice Ornament at Cassie Bustamante
DIY Star Garland at Life is a Party
Coach Gift Christmas Ornaments at Just a Girl & Her Blog
Upcycled Pine Cone Ornament at She Gave it a Go