Turn dried figs into a gorgeous DIY garland that is decorative and easy to make. Here is how to do it at home – Easy! Photos & video
I keep all my dried figs stored in the cotton bag. However, if I want to display them in an attractive and decorative way, I just turn them into a lovely garland, an ideal to either display it on the plate or to hang it somewhere in your home. This is also great to add as a part of a home Christmas decoration setup. Here is how to do it:
- 20 dried figs
- 20 bay leaf leaves
- a piece of string
- large needle or paper clip
With just a few supplies and these how-to instructions, you can create your own dried fig garland.
Step 1: Select Fruits and Bay Leaves
I usually start with 20 dried figs and 20 bay leaves. This is the right size for a garland to cover the small plate. If you wish you can make it with 40 or more pieces, the result will be a much larger garland. I prefer to have several smaller ones instead of the large one, but it is a personal preference, large ones are also very attractive.
Step 2: Prepare the thread and needle
If you don’t have large needle than make one with paper clip instead. On the above photo it shows how it should look.
Step 3: Build the Garland
Use needle and thread to build the garland adding pieces of dried figs and bay leaves alternatively until you use all the pieces. Tie the string and use scissors to cut off the parts of bay leaves to match the size of dry figs. Arrange and display.
See on below video the whole process:
Here is a short video with instructions on how to make this lovely decoration – I took the video recently in my kitchen when I was making one as a present to a friend of mine:
Display your garland on plate, as a hanging decoration or on Christmas tree.