Deck the tree with this take on the traditional popcorn and cranberry garland. This hand-sewn garland will last year after year and is the perfect piece of classic holiday decor.


This take on the classic popcorn garland will last year after year thanks to fluffy wool felt and ruby red poms. Stitch and boil the wool for a realistic popcorn look that will make your tree pop. 

What You'll Need

  • White 100% wool felt
  • Waxed thread 
  • Embroidery needle 
  • Boiling water
  • 1- and 1½-centimeter red wool felt pom-poms

Step 1: Cut and Sew

Cut multiple 10" strips of white felt 1" to 2" wide. Keep the edges wavy and uneven. Sew long zigzagging stitches down the center length of the felt, pulling tightly to bunch felt as you go. (The stitches will make bunches uneven.) Repeat on each 10" section until you have enough to make desired length.

Step 2: Boil

Drop wool into boiling water and agitate with spoon for 1–2 minutes to shrink. (Only 100% wool felt will shrink.) Remove from water and let your "popcorn" dry.

Step 3: String and Hang

String wool popcorn and red pom-poms on thread, alternating randomly.

Comments (2)

November 13, 2018
This is hand-sewn.
November 12, 2018
Is it hand stitched or machine?