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Need a little holiday cheer but don't want to spend a bundle or have a lot to take down in January? Cranberry popcorn garlands may be just the thing! And while you can do a straight alternating cranberry/popcorn style garland, you can just as easily make something with more visual interest to spruce up small spaces!
 
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Step 1: Gather your materials

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Gather your materials. 

You will need:
Popped popcorn
  • You may want to pop your popcorn the day before you plan on making your garland so that it gets a little stale and is less prone to crumble. If you can't do that, try popping the corn early in the day, placing it in a paper or other breathable bag, and setting it outside for a few hours.
Cranberries
  • I found them in the regular fruit aisle at the store, not in the frozen section.
String or thread
  • I used the cotton yarn generally used for doilies. If you use regular sewing thread, consider doubling your strand for strength.
Scissors

Needles
  • Be sure the eye of your needle is big enough for the string or thread you chose.
Optional:

Beads or small things you can thread onto a string.

Cup of water - good hydration is always good :)

Step 2: Cut your string

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Decide how long you want your garland to be. Consider not only where you might want to place it but also who is making it. An adult might be able to handle something a lot longer than a 5 or 6 year old can.

Once you have decided the length you want, measure it out, add 6 or so inches and cut it. The extra length gives you some wiggle room for tying your knots.

Then, tie a knot in one end. I chose to set mine up with slip knots since I knew there were hooks where I planned to hang it.

Thread the unknotted end through your needle (if you are doubling thread it may be easier to cut twice as much as you need, thread your needle, the knot the two ends of the thread together).
ChrysN2 years ago
Cool looks very festive!
taransa (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
Thank you very much!