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Popcorn Cranberry Garland

Taking Time To Make The Holiday Season Memorable

Christmas is that special time of year when we come together to celebrate with family and friends. Favorite holiday foods waft through the air, decorations light up the room, and tree trimmings cover the floor. Nothing beats these time-honored traditions that etch their way into everything we love about the holidays. 

This holiday season, why not give the gift of time and build unforgettable memories with your family. Not only will this traditional popcorn cranberry garland give your tree an old fashioned feel, it will give your family the gift of time together. Whether you're cozying up on the couch watching your family’s favorite Christmas movie or taking some time to read your favorite Christmas story with your kids, this is a great way to slow life down, be in the moment, and enjoy the things that make the holiday season more memorable for years to come.

Materials

  • Baker's twine

  • Sewing needle

  • Popped white popcorn kernels

  • Fresh cranberries

  • Optional

  • Orange peels

  • Pretzels

  • Wine corks

Step 1 

Sort through and get rid of  all of the mushy cranberries. Wash remaining cranberries and place in a bowl. Place your popcorn in a separate bowl. To make the popcorn less brittle, pop the popcorn 1 to 2 days in advance and let sit out uncovered.

Step 2 

Thread the baker's twine onto your sewing needle (embroidery needles have a wide enough eye that the thick twine will fit through easier). Burning the end of the twine can help the frayed portions of the twine go in easier. 

Step 3

Stick the needle through a piece of popcorn or a cranberry. Continue threading, keeping an even amount of space between each piece. This is a great time to let kids be creative and create their own pattern or make an all popcorn garland or all cranberry garland to accent your combination popcorn and cranberry garland.

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