How to Make a Popcorn Wreath

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This year, when you are getting out the string, yarn needles and cranberries to make your annual popcorn garland, save some fluffy popcorn pieces for this holiday wreath as well. This wreath is simple to make, delightful to look at and will match your other popcorn decor to a "T." You can make these to give as gifts to friends and neighbors, and it will be clear that you put a lot of thought and effort into the project.

Step 1

Break all the toothpicks in half. You can cut them with scissors if you prefer. The ends do not need to be smooth, but be careful not to get splinters.

Step 2

Stick a toothpick in each piece of popcorn. Only use whole, fully popped kernels. Put a tiny dot of tacky glue on the end of the toothpick before sticking it in the popcorn to make the project hold more securely.

Step 3

Glue a loop of red ribbon to the back of the wreath. This will be your hanger. Use plenty of glue from the hot glue gun to be sure that it sticks securely.

Step 4

Stick the popcorn toothpicks into the styrofoam wreath. Place them close together so that no styrofoam shows. Put a dot of tacky glue on the end of the toothpick going into the wreath to help the popcorn adhere to the wreath. Cover the entire front of the wreath with popcorn, but leave the back empty so that the wreath will hang flat against the wall.

Step 5

Let the wreath dry for 24 hours. This will give the glue time to set. Keep the wreath in a warm, dry place. After everything has dried, you can hang your wreath anywhere indoors to add a fun holiday look to any room.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not allow anyone to eat the popcorn since it has glue on it. Keep the wreath out of reach of young children and pets.

Things You'll Need

  • Bag of unsalted, unbuttered popcorn
  • Toothpicks
  • Tacky glue
  • Red ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Styrofoam wreath
  • Scissors
Keywords: popcorn, wreath, garland

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