Pine cones are usually easy to find as long as there are the right kind of trees near where you live!
Dried fruit can often be bought at craft fairs, but it is easy to make your own. Instructions for how to do this are here.
I used 7 pine cones, 4 dried clementines and 20 dried fruit slices.
My finished garland was 80 cm long including loops for hanging.
This is the pattern now: pine cone, slices, pine cone, clementine, pine cone, back to slices again.
7. Keep going until you run out of cord/ fruit and pine cones/ get bored.
9. Fold one end of the cord over to make a loop. Use a piece of tape to hold it in place.Cut the ribbon in half so that you have 2 pieces measuring 25 cm. Tie one piece in a bow round the cord to hide the tape. Repeat for the other side.
10. Find somewhere to hang your pretty garland!
If the holes in the dried fruit are not big enough, enlarge them using a knitting needle or a small screwdriver.
Make the holes through the centre of the clementines before threading.
If the cord you are using is to thick for a darning needle, wrap a piece of wire around the end of the cord and use that to thread it through.
Attaching the pine cones is easier if the loops are tied first, then the pine cone slipped inside the loop and the cord pulled tight.
Instructions for making a garland just from dried fruit and without pine cones can be found here.
You might also like to make some decorations using dried fruit. The instructions for these are here.