Ornaments from the kitchen will bring back memories of the past. Strings of popcorn and cranberries will give you homes an old-fashioned feel. Pretzel wreaths are fun to make and go well with the cranberry and popcorn strands.
These are also fun to do with children, young and old!
Make Do-It-Yourself kits for younger children. These are great for school projects, club activities or stocking stuffers. When done, hang the ornaments on the tree.
Put the pieces into a cellophane bag and tie top with a ribbon.
Items you will need:
18 Bite-sized pretzel twists for each wreath
Glue – school glue or clear silicone glue
Lay 6 pretzels on the waxed-paper in a circle.
Glue together where sides meet.
Add a second and third layer of pretzels.
Glue the layers together with a thin line of glue.
Remove from paper and add a bow.
(One 18-oz bag of pretzels will make approximately 10-12 wreaths. I get less because I eat as I glue.)
Cranberry and Popcorn Garland
Items to assemble a 3-4 foot garland:
3/4 cup of fresh cranberries – The frozen ones end up too squishy.
1 cup of popped popcorn
Strong thread. Try nylon or waxed cotton.
Needle with an eye large enough to thread the string.
Put cranberries in one bowl, popcorn in the other.
Thread the needle and make a large knot about 4-6 inches from the end.
Alternate cranberries and popcorn.
When you reach the end, tie another knot.
Air-popped popcorn is best to use as there is no grease.
You can also add gummy bears, life savers, gum drops, etc. Be as creative as you like.
Drape the garland around your Christmas tree or weave in greenery around the fireplace mantel.
How about the trees and bushes outside for the birds and squirrels? Make Dec. 24th special for them as well and drape garlands on your bushes.
A new home with lots of windows will make stringing popcorn and cranberries easy on your eyes. When you are ready to find a brighter home, let me know. I would love to help you!
For more information about Denver Colorado Real Estate or homes for sale along the Front Range, call Marilyn Van Steenberg, Dream Home Consultant, Certified Residential Specialist and Eco-Broker.
Specializing in Buyer Representation & Relocation Real Estate Transactions.
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