You can create a beautiful and unique Dried Fruit Garland using my simple DIY method.
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cinnamon sticks, broken into various lengths
Steps to Make Dried Fruit Garland
First, thread a crochet needle with waxed thread.
Run the needle through the tassel and establish the length you want to achieve for your garland.
For the two garlands I created in this project, I made one garland 5 feet long and one garland 3 feet long.
Therefore, I pulled out thread at that length for each garland and then cut the thread.
Remove the ends of the tassel with scissors as these pieces are not needed.
Tie a knot in the wax thread to secure the tassel and begin stringing your elements (dried orange slices, beads, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks).
You can string these elements in any order you desire to create your unique pattern.
I started my garland by running the needle through both ends of a dried orange slice.
But, you can start with whatever element you choose.
Next, I added a cinnamon stick by carefully pushing the crochet needle through the hole on one end of the stick.
Then, I added a wood bead, and approximately 7 bay leaves to achieve the look below.
Instead of having all the oranges lay flat in the garland, I also stacked several slices together to create more dimension and interest.
Below, I strung several oranges together flatly, separating each dried oragne slice with a wood bead.
When I was approximately 6″ of the end of the waxed thread, I pushed the needle through my second tassel.
I cut the ends off the tassel and tied a double knot to secure the garland.
Now the dried fruit garland DIY is complete and ready to style with all of your fall and holiday decor!
How I Styled Mine For Fall
Here is the garland styled with artichokes and oranges in a copper bowl on my footed tray.
How I Styled Mine For Christmas
I added a small artificial tree and a unique lantern.
Then I laid my dried fruit garland around the pieces.
VOILÁ and so simple.
You can store these DIY dried orange slice garlands in a cool, dry area and use them for years to come for all your holiday decor!
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