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This 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
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I would like to decorate a tree with strings of popcorn and cranberries. Can anyone tell me how to string them? Thank you.
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And be sure to put the popcorn and cranberries out for the birds and squirrels after Christmas but take them off of the string first. :-)
Does anyone make strings of popcorn to put on the tree anymore? I used to love helping my mother do this. It's inexpensive and traditional. (You can also use cranberries - but they have gotten so expensive!)
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Another easy and cheap garland is a popcorn garland. String popcorn together using a large needle and thread (or fishing line). You can add a little color by mixing in some raw cranberries.
Make the popcorn the day before you string, the "stale" popcorn doesn't crack and break when you string. I learned that last year before I strung some popcorn, saved me! (12/12/2006)