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Woodland Garland

The critters around our tree could have foraged for the walnuts, acorns, and almonds we fashioned into all-natural garlands.

woodland garland

Photography: Pernille Loof

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2019

materials

  • Twine (HempTraders Waxed Hemp Twine, 1 mm, $17.08 for 700 ft., hemptraders.com)

  • Walnuts and almonds (in shells) (Nuts.com English walnuts in Shells, $5 a lb., nuts.com. Nuts.com Raw Almonds in Shells, $6 a lb., nuts.com)

  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks

  • Acorns and caps (Tin Roof Treasure Natural Acorns and Caps, $14 for 75 acorns and 85 caps, amazon.com)

steps

  1. Tie a bow in twine. Attach a nut to bow with hot glue. Move 4 to 7 inches down twine and add another bow and nut. Repeat for length of twine, alternating walnuts, almonds, and acorns. (To secure acorns, hot-glue cap onto acorn, then add a dot of hot glue to stem and tie twine around it.)

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