stringing popcorn and cranberries

Saturday morning, my sister and I took about four hours to string popcorn and six bags of cranberries for the living tree. DD helped for a little while, too.

string popcorn and cranberries

This is not quite half the strings we need for a 9′ tree.

popcorn and cranberries

The 9′ tree sits on a 2′ box, making the top 11′. I put the garlands on the tree as far as I could reach, then DH took over.

decorating the tree

~~Rhonda 🙂


  1. Posted January 5, 2009 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    My popcorn always falls apart when stringing…what’s your secret?

    Also, sometimes the berries squish.

  2. ~~Rhonda
    Posted January 5, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    The popcorn will string a lot better if it is stale. Pop it a day or two ahead of time. Works like a charm! As far as squishy berries go, we just throw the soft ones out and use the hard ones. They *will* dry and shrivel a little if left on the tree for three or four (or more) weeks, but it doesn’t distract from the beauty of the string. ~~Rhonda 🙂

  3. Posted November 28, 2011 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    So pretty! Found your blog while searching for pretty homemade Christmas decorations. You’ve inspired me to try this. Thank you!

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