Christmas Cooking For Dummies
Book image
Explore Book Buy On Amazon

Popcorn-cranberry garlands can be used to decorate your Christmas tree, but don’t stop there. Drape the garlands over the bushes and trees in your yard and the birds will thank you; the popcorn garlands last however long the birds allow them to. Making these Christmas popcorn decorations is a great, easy-to-do project to share with the kids.

Use fresh cranberries; frozen and defrosted cranberries are too soft and wet.

In order to make the popcorn garland, first gather these supplies:

  • Strong thread, such as nylon or waxed cotton; needle

  • 1 cup popped popcorn per 3 to 4 feet of thread

  • 3/4 cup cranberries per 3 to 4 feet of thread

See the full instructions that follow on how to make Christmas popcorn garland:

  1. Place the popcorn in one bowl and the cranberries in another for easy access.

  2. Thread the needle and make a large knot about 6 inches from the end of the thread.

  3. Sew a garland of popcorn and cranberries, in any pattern you like. Place a knot after the last piece.

Air-popped popcorn is less greasy and more pleasant to handle than oil-popped popcorn.

You can make this garland as long or as short as you like. Provided that there’s adult supervision, kids should be able to sew this popcorn-cranberry garland together.

About This Article

This article is from the book:

About the book author:

Dede Wilson, CCP, contributes to Bon Appétit and Pastry and Design magazine and to NBC's Todayshow. She is also the Food and Entertaining expert for

This article can be found in the category: