We host Thanksgiving every year at our home. Coming from a large family this can sometimes feel like a big burden. I always stress about table settings because I am me and I always like to do something different every year. This year I decided to do dehydrated orange slices, and I couldn’t have been happier with how they turned out. Not to mention they were super easy and affordable to make! Which, as I said, coming from a big family and needing to have 30+ name settings is a must. Below are all the items you’ll need to recreate these orange slice place settings.
The first thing I did was preheat my oven to 200 degrees. I then thinly sliced 4 oranges, patted them dry with a paper towel, and then placed them onto a baking sheet with parchment paper. I then baked them for 4 hours. If after 4 hours they still feel as if they have moisture, continue to bake until they no longer feel moist. After baking, place onto a baking sheet and let cool.
Print out the names of your guests onto regular paper in whatever font you would like. Then, using a fine-tip sharpie and some vellum paper trace the name of each guest onto the vellum paper using your fine-tip sharpie. Then cut out the name of each guest into small rectangles leaving a little bit of extra paper on the left side of the name so that you have room for your fastener to attach to the orange slice.
Attached your name to each orange slice with a brass fastener. Optional to add some rub and buff to the fastener to give it an antique look.
And that’s it! A super easy and affordable place setting that you can use for your holiday season! I used the remaining orange slices as décor on my table and it turned out beautiful.
Here is a quick little video showing you how to!