Hang Colorful Strings of Chili Peppers for the Holidays!
I would love to know how many chili's it takes to make one of these. It does not say in the article. It would be nice if that was added so people who want to make one would know how many of each color to buy.
It depends on the type of chile peppers that you use. Small ones, you would need much more than larger types. For 14-inch string, perhaps use 35 to 50 small ones. For large types, about 12 or 14? That’s just a guess, though.
I have made some of these, but used twine instead of wire. I started with at least 4 or 5 feet of twine, and tied knots around each chili stem. They form straight out, but with time, gravity takes over and they fall and have a layered look about them. If you use green chilis, with time and left outside in the elements, they turn red and dry. Very pretty.