Yummy! Popcorn Garland

December 7, 2013By 21 Comments

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Step 5: knot the end so that the pop corn doesn’t slide off and put on the tree!

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Final tree all dolled up.

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Hope you liked my garland! 

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  1. I love that your 10 year old did this and I always wanted to try this, too growing up, but never did. Maybe when my girls are older will let them have a crack it!! 🙂

  2. Alana says:

    Looks like a fun way to spend an afternoon 🙂

  3. This is a great tutorial! I love the idea of old fashioned decorating for the tree.

  4. I used to do this when my boys were little. I did it two years in a row…the second year I sprayed it with hairspray or something to preserve it and then I was able to use it for another year or two.

    SO wonderful and old-fashioned…I was happy to see your post ; it brought back some fun memories! 🙂

  5. I’ve always wanted to try popcorn garland, and I really don’t know why I didn’t do it before, but I think I’ll be doing it this year with my son. What a great tradition to start! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesdays! 🙂

  6. Jann Olson says:

    I love popcorn garlands for that old fashioned feel! Yummy too!!! Thanks for sharing with our ‘Creating Christmas’ party.
    hugs,
    Jann

  7. Natalie says:

    Cute craft 🙂
    We have never done this ourselves, thanks for that!
    I will be featuring your post on Tuesday 31st December in a tutorial roundup.
    Thank you so much for sharing this on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party. I look forward to seeing you again this month 🙂
    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds’ Loft

    • Thanks Natalie. I wanted to go for something traditional to teach my children and others, to remember the traditions and not let them die. I will find a new tradition next year to add to the popcorn garland!

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