Making a Popcorn Garland

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close up garlandThis past December we were looking for decoration ideas for our Solstice tree in our yard. We decided to make popcorn strings for the tree. Not only would it look nice, but we hoped that some of the birds might get to enjoy it too.


Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1-2 strings



  1. We used an air popper and popcorn seeds to make our popcorn. One batch made an entire stock pot of popcorn.
  2. Decide on how long you want your popcorn string to be and cut that length of thread. Tie a knot at one end of the thread and put the other end through your needle. Carefully push the needle through a piece of popcorn.
  3. stringing popcorn
  4. Gently push the piece down to the end of the string. Continue until your length of thread is full of popcorn. Tie off the end of the thread and use it to decorate.
  5. stringing popcorn 2
    garland on tree

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September 10, 20120 found this helpful

Definite thumbs up on this-I'd forgot all about popcorn garlands, thank-you for the reminder! We used to string these garlands when I was a child by alternating one kernel of popcorn with one dried cranberry; it made a very pretty tree decoration (inside) and on Boxing Day we would put it on the garden trees for the birds.


One thing we found that seemed to make a difference was to let the popped corn go stale overnight before trying to string it. If we tried to string it immediately after popping it always seemed half the kernels broke as we tried to string it.

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