When I was growing up my mom would make a popcorn garland to go on our tree. When I was old enough I would help her make it. I can still remember how much it hurt my fingers to push that needle through some of the tougher popcorn pieces. One year we tried to save the popcorn garland. We put it in Tupperware, but a mouse got into it and ate the popcorn.
It was a long process stringing all of the popcorn, but the end result was worth it. I really liked how the white of the popcorn went with the red cranberry garland and the green of the Christmas tree.
Once I had my own tree to decorate I wanted the same feel of Christmas tree that I had growing up. Stringing popcorn was not ideal. So I thought of another way that I could add some white garland to my tree. I came up with a white button garland. It has all the mismatched texture of popcorn with the different size buttons on it. After 5 years my garland still looks great! No need to make another one!
Supplies for the DIY Button Garland
Take the hemp string and measure out 6 feet. Tie a small loop at one end, then begin stringing the buttons on by weaving the string in and out of the button holes. Alternated between large and small buttons to give a it a popcorn feel.
I had to make five button garland strands to wrap around my tree. The number of strands that you need will vary based on two things. The size of your tree and how close you wrap each strand around your tree.
To store your DIY button garland once Christmas is over use a stiff piece of cardboard to wrap the garland around. This will keep it from getting tangled!
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