Garlic bulbs (with the tops still attached)
Baling twine or soft jute parcel post string, cut into
4 - 6
together three garlic bulbs.
one end of twine to securely tie together the stems.
braiding the stems as you would hair for pigtails, working the twine as a unit with one of the stems.
making several crosses, begin adding additional garlic bulbs, taking care to space them evenly. (You'll be combining several
stems into one section of the braid; no one stem will extend for the entire length of the braid.)
the twine to make a loop at the end of the braid (for hanging).
the braid in an airy, dry, shaded, place for two weeks. At the end of this period, check to see if the tops are completely
dry. If not, allow them to hang there longer (until the tops are completely dry).
If desired, either weave in or glue on dried flowers.
As stated above, the braids must be allowed to dry for at least two weeks before giving or displaying.