Dry fruit garlands is popular during Christmas. This tradition is followed since the early 20th century. People start decorating their houses for Christmas weeks before the Christmas and dry fruit garland, and air freshener are few things that they hang around the house to celebrate the start of the festive season.
Now we will learn how to make your own dry fruit garland and air freshener in few steps.
Things you will need to make your personalized dry fruit garland:
- Assorted apples, oranges, pears
- Upholstery needles
- Cookie sheet and cookie rack
Step 1: Choose different colored apples, oranges and pears for making your garland. Two to 4 of each fruit will suffice.
Step 2: Cut the selected fruit into 1/4-inch slices cutting from the center of the fruit. Make sure you practice on few fruits first so that they have equal size to make a perfect garland.
Step 3: Now evenly spread the sliced fruits on a cookie sheet.
Step 4: Bake the fruits at 150 degrees for five to six hours. Yes, the time to dry the fruits completely is long enough, and we keep the temperature low so that the fruits don’t get burned.
Step 5: When the fruits have visibly dried, take them out of the oven and let them be out for some time to cool them or get them to a room temperature.
Step 6: Now put the thread in the upholstery needle and pass it through the fruits to tie them together.
Step 7: If you are using walnuts, almonds and cinnamon sticks, then take a hammer to tap the top of the needle gently through the top of selected dry fruits.
Step 8: Tie the thread from both end once you have put all the fruits together hang the garland in a sunny spot and enjoy its fresh fragrance.
You can select fruits of your choice. It is necessary that you dry the fruits on your own, if you decide to buy dried fruits from the market, then you must make sure they are not very old and are bright in color. .
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