Aren’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. 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….
Supplies needed for your Popcorn Ornament
Orville Redebacher’s Naturals Popcorn
Hot Glue Gun w/ hot glue sticks
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). Gather 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. Then 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. I 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. This is optional, but I also gave my ornament a quick coat of Mod Podge Sealer and let that dry 24 hours.
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. I’d shopped at Target to purchase a few special gifts, including Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn, and Slim Jim Meat Sticks. It 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.
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.
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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. Just 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.
Whatever you choose to create, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!