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whatscooking's picture

I like the look of a Christmas tree decorated with handmade items and have always strung popcorn and used it as garland.  I've seen that sometimes the popcorn is interspersed with cranberries and I'm wondering how that is done.  Don't the cranberries begin to detiorate very quickly?  Do the cranberries drip?  Do I need to string and hang them just before Christmas?  If anyone has strung cranberries on their tree, I'd love to hear from you.


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TracyK's picture

(post #46601, reply #1 of 9)

They don't drip... cranberries are not very juicy! They might begin to shrivel a bit, but they don't rot or anything yucky. They look very pretty. :-)


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whatscooking's picture

(post #46601, reply #2 of 9)

Wow, you are fast.  Thanks.  So they don't start to smell funky or anything?  Cool.  I don't put up my tree until a bit later, but I like to get the garlands made a little in advance.  I'll start working on them soon.


We got half a foot of snow here, so I'm feeling in the mood. 


How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.


 ~ George Washington Carver

Chicago-style deep-dish:  "Pizza for people who just aren't fat enough"
Anthony Bourdain
http://theoutdatedkitchen.blogspot.com/

TracyK's picture

(post #46601, reply #4 of 9)

Nah... at the worst, they look like craisins. :-)


My mom spent hours stringing popcorn one year when my sister and I were kids... only to find the next morning that we'd snuck down in the night and nibbled most of the popcorn off the strings. Horrible little wretches, we were!


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JaneRose's picture

(post #46601, reply #6 of 9)

"only to find the next morning that we'd snuck down in the night and nibbled most of the popcorn off the strings. Horrible little wretches, we were!"

Now THAT is funny! I can see you doing it..... still. hee hee

pamilyn's picture

(post #46601, reply #7 of 9)

Too funny. How old were you?

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TracyK's picture

(post #46601, reply #8 of 9)

I must have been around 4, and my sister was 6 or 7... so the popcorn was only missing about halfway up the tree, LOL.


I'm certain it was her idea! ;-)


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MadMom's picture

(post #46601, reply #9 of 9)

I've never met your sister, but I have met you, and I'll bet it was your idea!



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msm-s's picture

(post #46601, reply #3 of 9)

ditto. they are more pithy. they look fine for a long time; noy prone to molding. that's probably why they were used this way in the first place.

Tuck's picture

(post #46601, reply #5 of 9)

I usually do the popcorn interspersed with cranberries, I love the look of it and I've never had problems.


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