I’ve always wanted to make a popcorn garland but can’t remember ever doing so. This year I thought it would be fun to make one with my daughter.
Step 1: pop a TON of plain popcorn. At least half the popcorn was eaten even though the popcorn did not have butter, salt or seasonings on it.
Step 2: Thread a needle with a looooong piece of thread. I couldn’t find my sewing thread ;_; so I used 1 strand embroidery floss. It was a bit of a pain separating the strands as I am sure you can imagine if you cross stitch. Alternatively I have seen people use dental floss but mine was the thick flat type and mint flavored, so seemed a bad choice haha.
Step 3: I tied a slip knot so there was a little loop. I stuck the needle through the first piece and pulled the thread through the slipknot so that it would be looped on and would not move anywhere.
Step 4: I gave my 10 year old daughter the needle and the bowl of popcorn and let her have fun. She strung popcorn till she ran out of thread. There was a ton of popcorn leftover so I separated another strand for her and she did it again. Bob (my 5 year old son) ate at least half of the popcorn or I would have let her make a 3rd one. She had a lot of fun and asked to do it again next year!
Step 5: knot the end so that the pop corn doesn’t slide off and put on the tree!
Final tree all dolled up.
Hope you liked my garland!
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