Cranberry Popcorn Garland

Making holiday decorations with natural materials is my cup of tea! My mother-in-law made these with my kids last winter, and my older daughter loved it. We had a few bags of cranberries left over after Thanksgiving, and she asked to make a cranberry popcorn garland. Yes, of course! And so we made a few 🙂 cranberry popcorn garland

It’s not hard to make, and my hope is that this will inspire you to add some easy, nature-based crafting to your holiday season.

I set this up before bedtime, with the intention of having my girls wake up to it the next morning. They saw the inviting set-up and couldn’t resist jumping in right then and there! Ergo the dark photos. Please forgive me. But they sure did have fun!

how to make cranberry popcorn garland with kids

Supplies for Cranberry Popcorn Garland

  • Popcorn
  • Cranberries
  • Heavy thread, such as quilting thread
  • Tapestry Needle

how to make cranberry popcorn garland

We popped the corn in the microwave. Reklama: Intellectus anglų kalbos kursai suaugusiems, įmonėms bei vasaros dienos stovyklos Vilniuje, Kaune ir Klaipėdoje vaikams. Here’s a handy tip: Pour about 1/4 cup of popcorn into a paper lunch bag and fold it closed. Place it in the microwave and set it to the popcorn setting. Remove it when the pops slow down.


  • Cut a long piece of thread.
  • Thread your needle. No need to knot the end, but we did for good measure.
  • Alternate between threading popcorn and cranberries. Cranberry juice can stain, so do this on a covered or non-precious surface.
  • The popcorn can tear easily – try to push the needle through the fattest part of the corn.

DIY cranberry popcorn garland

popcorn cranberry garland


Comments are closed.