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« on: April 13, 2004 01:36:57 PM »

 My kitchen window has a yucky view of the next building's wall, so I decided to improve it with this window treatment!I just cut up some lemons and oranges in very thin slices, then baked them in the oven for a few hours (about 175F) until they were dry. Then I used clear fishing line to string them up. I tied the individual strings to a horizontal cotton string across the top of the window. I used lemons and oranges, but I liked the look of the oranges best in the end. They have a pretty stained-glass effect when the light shines through them, and they definitely improved my view!
 They make a nice clattering sound when you open the window and the breeze hits them, but the strings tend to get tangled up together. You might want to secure them at the bottom, too, to avoid that. They don't smell at all anymore. I guess that means they're dry!

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2004 02:41:44 PM »

 it looks beautiful  Smiley  if there's a back light issue, why not try taking a pictures close to dusk when the sun isn't so bright?  but they look fine to me  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2004 07:24:45 PM »

that's beautiful. how long do you think they would last? i also bet that grapefruits would look really awesome, or better yet blood oranges!
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2004 06:06:20 AM »

Very cool!  I think they last indefinetly.  I've seen stuff made out of dried oranges at yardsales that were decades old.  Still smelled good too.  I guess as long as they don't get wet.  
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2004 06:28:09 AM »

Those are beautiful! I bet you could seal 'em with resin spray (which, if everyone hasn't already guessed, is my favorite product ever) or clear laquer or varnish.

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2004 07:50:11 AM »

This might sound weird but I was actually drooling over those. I love them. I have an idea for my sister's birthday!

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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2004 03:04:05 PM »

what a fabulous and easy idea!  Great job!

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2004 04:21:19 PM »

Those look great! I did something similar with blood oranges, and they came out looking really nice! But you have to make sure that they don't get cooked too long, or else the orange slices get brown and gross. I never thought of using lemons or grapefruits....
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2004 04:14:03 PM »

Those are so cool1 it would be fun if you did it with a starfruit! i love how they look but not how they taste!
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2004 01:59:02 PM »

Wooow !! great idea ... what did you varnish them with
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