Garlands are a great addition to autumn and winter decor, for the sabbats and holidays of the seasons. These garlands smell so good during the preparation stage, as well as for a while after they are created. Note that these fruits are not edible, but the herbs and cinnamon sticks can be removed later and used when cooking.
This craft takes about four days to complete.
Items Needed (amounts depend on size and number of garlands):
fresh herbs, or dried
glue gun and sticks
Hammer and nails, or tacks
- Slice the fruit, do not peel first.
- Place the fruit slices on wax paper to dry for a few days before continuing.
- Turn each fruit slice twice a day.
- On the fourth day, or when the fruits are dried, prepare to decorate the garland.
- Lay the garland out.
- Tie two or three cinnamon sticks with twine to make bundles.
- Tie bundles of fresh herbs together with the twine. Feel free to mix and match types.
- Tie the cinnamon and herb bundles where desired on the garland using craft wire.
- Glue the fruit slices where desired onto the garland, being sure not to get glue on the herbs and cinnamon sticks.
- Hang the garland where desired.
- Add small bells.
- Add bows.
- Make wreaths to match.
- Make swags instead.
You could also:
- Add herb/cinnamon bundles to your holiday tree.
- Add fruit slice garland to the holiday tree.
- Use the dried herbs in recipes when you take your decorations down.