Garlands aren't just for banisters and mantels.
String together your favorite dried elements, such as leaves, pieces of orange peel, a small loofah, or muskmelon.
To make holes for stringing, use a small hole punch or the tip of a nail on the leaves. Try a tiny drill bit for the orange peel. You can wrap and tie the string or wire around the loofah stems, rather than boring holes through them.