Day Seven of A Handmade Christmas: Popcorn Garland
Yesterday was super busy for me. It was our church Christmas party, and I spent a lot of the day getting ready for it. I sewed some costumes for the nativity, painted the inn’s, picked up food for 200 people, and helped clean up after everyone went home. When Scott and I finally got Creamie to bed we sat on the couch and watched a movie and then inexplicably stayed up talking until 4 this morning. Which was awesome, and stupid all at the same time.
We’ve had our Christmas tree up for nearly a week, and it is still completely undecorated, except for the lights. I’ve been waiting to make my popcorn garland so I can then load it up with the rest of my ornaments. So today I’ve been sitting on the couch listening to Sufjen Steven’s Christmas Album and stringing popcorn and pompoms into a garland.
Along with gingerbread boy cookies, popcorn garland’s were a big part of my childhood. For most of the year I don’t even like popcorn, hate it actually. It’s one of Scott’s favorite foods, but I think it’s about the grossest thing ever. However, I think it’s pretty perfect on the tree, so once a year I’ll pop my own large bowl. And I don’t eat a single bite.
I popped one cup of kernels in our air popper. And that gives me two huge large bowls of popcorn, enough for Creamie and Scott to snack and for me to make enough garland for the whole tree. That also means means this project only cost about ten cents. Then I use a big 6″ doll needle and the cheapest and/or ugliest thread I have. This is the fist time I’ve included pompom’s, and I think that might be a yearly tradition.
I’m off to finish up decorating the tree. And after two SUPER late nights in a row, I am making a promise in front of Santa and all of the internets that I will go to bed before
ten, eleven, midnight. I swear.