Photography: James Merrell
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2014/January 2015
Artificial kumquat and lemon branches, by Winward, from $7 a branch, panysilk.com
Grapefruit Orange (VPG192), Weighted Grapefruit Orange (VQG093), Weighted Orange (VQO825 and VQO918), and Lemon (VPL182), from $2.25 each, Allstate Floral, 800-433-4056
Copper mesh, $30 for 100', shopwcs.com
Artificial or real citrus
Fresh bay leaves
Cord or twine
Open copper-mesh tubing and add fruit 1 piece at a time. Move pieces of fruit down tubing, twisting mesh between fruit to separate them. For a natural look, add fruits in random order. Continue adding fruits until garland reaches desired length.
With floral wire, attach small bunches of bay leaves and kumquats in between citrus; add ribbon.
Tie finished garland to banister with cord or twine.