Popcorn ornament DIY

December 1, 2010 § 2 Comments

‘Tis the best time of the year (in my opinion) and my house has been consumed with holiday decorating and tree trimming. I recently had a neat opportunity to decorate a tree for the Dallas Arboretum’s young professional organization holiday party silent auction (pictures to come). I incorporated a vintage Christmas theme (surprise, surprise) and wanted to include classic popcorn decor. However, it takes forever to string popcorn to create a garland! Thus, I created this little DIY version – popcorn ornaments.

To start, you’ll need the following supplies:

  • Popped, cooled popcorn (I used Kettle corn – because inevitably I snacked, too).
  • Embroidery twine in your color of choice
  • Embroidery needle
  • Spray adhesive
  • White glitter

First, you’ll take your needle and thread and thread through a piece of popcorn.

Continue to string popcorn on string. You’ll want to string about 5 pieces for the ornament.

Once you’ve strung about 5 pieces, loop the popcorn on the string into a little circle. You’ll then thread your needle through the original popcorn piece. This will create a ring. Next, you’ll simply cut off the thread at the length you’d like the ornament to hang. Tie a simple knot at the end of your thread.

To add a touch of sparkle, spray the popcorn with spray adhesive and sprinkle with white glitter. This give the ball a ‘sugared’ look.

Next, hang on your pretty tree!

Note: be sure to keep these out of reach of small children and pets.


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