Holiday Gift Basket Inspiration ~ How to Make a Popcorn Ornament #EasyGifts

CB Disclosure for Holiday Gift Basket #shopAren’t the holidays just the best time on earth? Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year because of the spirit of the season. There’s just something so magical and wonderful about this time of year. Of course, creativity is also running rampant throughout the holiday season, and that’s why I’m excited to share with you an easy craft that anyone can make…. a Popcorn Ornament. It pairs well with a holiday gift basket filled with yummy goodies like hot cocoa, popcorn, and beef jerky. Holiday Gift Basket Inspiration from MamaBuzz and How to Make a Popcorn Ornament #EasyGifts #shop {}Hopefully, by the end of this craft tutorial, you’ll be inspired to create and give a holiday gift basket of your own.

First things first, let’s get into how to make a Popcorn Ornament….How to make a popcorn ornament #shop

Supplies needed for your Popcorn Ornament

Orville Redebacher’s Naturals Popcorn
Styrofoam ball
Hot Glue Gun w/ hot glue sticksSupplies for popcorn ornament #shop

Directions for making a Popcorn Ornament

The first step for creating your popcorn ornament is to, of course, cook your popcorn (and try not to eat it all before you make your ornament). Crafting with Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn #shopGather your supplies together, and heat up your hot glue gun. While the glue is prepping, cut a length of ribbon about 3-5 inches. Bring the ends together, and pin to the top of the styrofoam ball. Pin ribbon to top or ornament #shopThen start placing the popcorn, kernel by kernel. Apply glue to each piece as you add it onto the styrofoam ball. This is kind of a tedious process, but definitely enjoyable with Christmas music playing in the background. Begin gluing popcorn onto ornament #shopI also found it helpful to use a roll of Washi tape as a platform for my popcorn ornament, so it would sit still for me without rolling. Keep adding the popcorn until you’ve covered the entire ornament. Completely cover ornament with popcorn #shopThis is optional, but I also gave my ornament a quick coat of Mod Podge Sealer and let that dry 24 hours.Spray ornament with Mod Podge Sealer #shop

Holiday Gift Basket Inspiration

After making my ornament, I added it to a gift basket for my niece, as a holiday gift for her family to enjoy. Orville Redenbacher's, Slim Jim, and Swiss Miss for gift basket #shopI’d shopped at Target to purchase a few special gifts, including Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn, and Slim Jim Meat Sticks. Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa at Target #shopIt was so fun putting this together; gift baskets are just so fun to make, thinking of all the little things that pair well together to make for a fantastic treat.Put gift basket together with hot chocolate, popcorn, and meat sticks #shop

You can easily create your own gift basket, as well, using special coupons at Target. Of course, these products would even make great stocking stuffers.Gift basket with popcorn, hot cocoa, and beef jerky #shop

Print your coupons below….

Save $3 when you buy 4 Orville Redenbacher’s 6-packs
Save $1 when you buy 5 Slim Jim Giant Twin Packs
Save $1 when you buy 4 Swiss Miss 8 ct. or larger

If you’re wanting to keep it simple this holiday season and create a few easy gifts, a gift basket is such a creative way to do just that. Create a gift basket with hot cocoa, popcorn, and beef jerky #shopJust have fun with it, and think about the person the gift basket is going to. What types of treats might they enjoy? Swiss Miss was a no brainer for us because my boys and I constantly have a mug of hot cocoa nearby during the holiday and winter seasons.Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa #shop

Whatever you choose to create, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

What types of things would you enjoy in a holiday gift basket filled with goodies?

Mel Lockcuff

Mel is a wife and homeschool mom to 2 boys, as well as a lifestyle and travel blogger residing in Northwest Arkansas. She recently published her first eBook, Blog Design Elements of Success. You can find Mel on Twitter @mellockcuff, as well as on Instagram and Facebook, or contact her via email at
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      Sara, thank you! This was fun but beware of the hot glue. I burnt my fingers so badly at first because I was using the wrong glue gun…. dialed it down to my smaller, less hot glue gun and it worked like a charm. LOL

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