Step 1: Gather your materials
You will need:
- 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.
- I found them in the regular fruit aisle at the store, not in the frozen section.
- I used the cotton yarn generally used for doilies. If you use regular sewing thread, consider doubling your strand for strength.
- Be sure the eye of your needle is big enough for the string or thread you chose.
Beads or small things you can thread onto a string.
Cup of water - good hydration is always good :)
Step 2: Cut your string
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).