Making A Christmas Tree Garland Out Of Popcorn

Making A Christmas Tree Garland Out Of Popcorn

Christmas is a time of year that can get ever-so pricey, so why should you have to spend so much? There are many ways that you can enjoy Christmas without breaking the bank, and instead put a little DIY effort into it.

Over the course of our article today, we are going to be presenting a step-by-step guide on how to make a popcorn garland for your tree. Popcorn stringing is easier than it sounds, so bear with us over the course of this guide.

As a fair word of warning, this is not an activity for those who are short on patience, especially if you have never done something that requires the same amount of manual dexterity. For those who are adept with a sewing needle, they will find it easy to make a "popcorn on Christmas tree" garland.

Popcorn Garland for Christmas Tree

  • ​The first thing that you will want to do is make your popcorn. You can use any method to make your popcorn, but we would recommend the unbuttered kind if you would like to avoid any unpleasant smells.
  • ​Keep in mind that single cup of popcorn will typically be able to cover around 3 feet of the thread you will be stringing it on to.
  • ​Examine the popcorn and remove any fragments and other bits that will be too difficult to string onto the garland. You may also want to remove any burnt bits of popcorn from the batch.
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    Put the ideal pieces of popcorn into a bowl together and let them sit for one or two days so that they harden and they are not as brittle and easy to break.
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    Feel free to add powdered food coloring to your popcorn to give it a bit more of a festive color scheme during this waiting period.
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    Your choice of thread is up to you. You may prefer a heavy colored thread to make it easier to string the garland and add a bit of a festive look, or you can opt for a transparent option that will not be visible. Each of these choices has its own set of pros and cons when it comes to looks.
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    Tie a knot at the end of your thread after stringing it through your needle, and then start to run the needle through the center of your popcorn kernels. You will want to be firm, but don’t press too hard, as you may crush the popcorn.
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    Keep in mind that popcorn is not the only thing that you can add to your garland, you can also add different bits of candy or anything else that looks good.
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    Once your popcorn has been strung, tie a knot at the end of the garland and secure it.
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    Place the garland gently over the branches of your tree to ensure that does not get damaged, and enjoy your affordable Christmas decoration!

​Conclusion

As you can see, making your Christmas garland is easier than you would expect. Feel free to leave any comments down below if you have remarks or questions.

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