A few weeks ago I had the chance to do an indulgent little project for Gardenista. I’d always wanted to try making one of the dried fruit garlands I’d seen hanging anachronistically in historic house museums and a Thanksgiving DIY was the perfect excuse.
File this one under DIY to attempt with ample patience and time. Turns out cutting slices of fruit into uniform thickness is not one of my strong suits. But as I tend to do with projects like this one, I’ve decided that the rumply apple and pear edges that came as a result of too thin slices are actually quite pretty. Three cheers for embracing imperfection. I think next time I might stick to oranges and hang them individually like tiny rounds of orange-scented stained glass. Pretty, no?
Head to Gardenista for the full instructions.
Or browse the archives for a whole slew of Thanksgiving-themed projects: