Popcorn Garland With Cranberries From Jolly Time and Habelman #ad

Popcorn Garland ~

popcorn garland

Cheap Is The New Classy
Who doesn’t like popcorn? Fresh, hot, buttery popcorn! What a wonderful snack! And Jolly Time Popcorn is some of the best. Jolly Time Popcorn is available at most grocery stores and in a variety of different flavors, such as Blast-o-Butter, Crispy N White, and Kettlemania just to name a few. I love popcorn just about anytime, and I especially love Jolly Time brand.

Popcorn Garland

Since it it the holidays, Jolly Time thought it would be great to revive an old tradition of stringing popcorn and cranberries together as popcorn garland to go around the Christmas tree. It isn’t really a difficult task and children can make these, too. Several years ago, before artificial trees and decorations, it was very common for folks to make popcorn garland with cranberries to add some color and decoration to evergreen trees outside. It was also an inexpensive decoration to use indoors, as well. Every time I remember this tradition, I think of the old Merle Haggard Christmas song, “Santa Claus and Popcorn.” Merle has a way of reminding us of these old traditions in his songs.

How To Make Popcorn Garland With Cranberries

You will need…

  • 3 qts popped Jolly Time popcorn {unsalted and unbuttered}
  • 2 qts whole, raw Habelman Cranberries
  • thread or dental floss
  • embroidery/sewing needles

Here’s how…

  • You will get the best results if you let the popcorn sit for a day,
  • Thread approximately a yard of thread or dental floss and make sure to tie a knot in the end.
  • Run the needle through a firm cranberry and then a piece of popcorn and push the pieces all the way to the end.
  • Continue this process, alternating the cranberries and popcorn until the thread is almost full.
  • Continue to make more of these until you have made as many as you like.
  • Tie all of these strings together and put on your tree.
  • Enjoy.
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About Jay Crawford

Jay enjoys cooking, music {his favorite artists are KISS, Def Leppard, the Eagles and a lot of the newer country music}, and sports {Carolina Panthers, Tarheels and the Appalachian State Mountaineers}. He also enjoys grilling out and cruising around with the radio up and the windows down.


  1. What a festive way to celebrate the season and make memories at the same time! This looks so fun!

  2. We absolutely love this popcorn! It is a household staple!

  3. What a cute idea and a way to decorate with natural products. I bet the little ones would love making these to hang around the house and yard.

  4. We love doing this. It’s a great old fashioned way to enjoy the holiday.

  5. Fun and Beautiful!

  6. Jenna M Wood says

    Those cranberries look delicious alongside that popcorn!

  7. I love doing this with my kids. They eat a bunch of the popcorn so I always need to make extras!

  8. That looks so pretty!

  9. That is stunning (and yummy!)

  10. And the great part is that if you want to eat them, they are healthy.

  11. Sherry Compton says

    Fun to string with carols going and you popping them into your mouth. : ) This is a great activity to do with kids, family, or friends. I love how the cranberries give it a “pop” of color.

  12. This is really cute…my aunt has a popcorn garland she made and I always thought it would be cool to have one of my own!!

  13. I’ve always loved this idea, but never thought to try it myself … might have to do this next year. My kids probably would love doing this, especially if I make enough extra popcorn for snacking LOL! Maybe we can do this to put outside on the bushes for the birds …

    Btw, I can’t figure out what the red plunger-looking things are for in the first pic … curious …