- Using a toothpick, "pin" the leaf by weaving the toothpick through the various layers (depending on the toughness of the leaves, you may have to do this gently, or the toothpick will break).
- If you have some satay sticks around the house, snap off the sharp end of one of the sticks (at least 3 inches long) and use this to pin the leaves together (again, weaving the stick through the leaves). Satay sticks are much stronger than toothpicks and won't break.
- Finally, you can also tie the packets with string or baker's twine, like you would a small present.
Now you can store your sticky rice dumplings in the refrigerator (no need to cover them, as they are already well protected in the banana leaves), or heat them up right away and eat them (see next step).