Do-It-Yourself: Chestnut garland

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Step 2

After you have the initial hole, stick the plastic needle in the hole and pull it out the other side. You want the hole to be large and clear before you dry the nuts. 3. Dry your chestnuts. If you have a food dehydrator, set it to a low end setting and leave on for 3+ days. If you don’t have a food dehydrator, set your oven to the absolute lowest setting you can find and dry chestnuts on a baking sheet in the oven for 5+ hours. The longer you can keep them in the oven the shorter your final drying time will be. Remove chestnuts from the oven and continue to let them air dry for 3-7 days. The chestnuts will be rock hard when they are fully dry. (Image: Kate Sigafoos / Seattle Refined)