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.