Popcorn and cranberry tinsel decoration recipe

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Popcorn and cranberry tinsel decoration is the perfect sweet treat to add to your Christmas tree this year - it's really simple to make too

Preparation Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Cost RangeCheap

This festive popcorn and cranberry tinsel decoration is really easy to make. All you have to do is thread popcorn and cranberries onto a string to make your very own edible tinsel - it really is that simple. You could drizzle in melted chocolate and dust with festive sugar sprinkles for an even more impressive finish.


  • Popcorn
  • Dried cranberries

You will also need:

  • Thread
  • A large needle




  1. Measure out a long piece of string and then thread the string into the needle.
  2. Thread a piece of popcorn pushing the needle through the centre of the popcorn until it pokes out the other side. Use the same technique for the cranberries too.
  3. Continue to thread the popcorn and cranberries one at the time onto the thread. Once you've filled the whole piece of string with popcorn and cranberries its time to decorate your tree.
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Rosie Conroy
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Rosie is an experienced food and drinks journalist who has spent over a decade writing about restaurants, cookery, and foodie products. Previously Content Editor at Goodto.com and Digital Food Editor on Woman&Home, Rosie is well used to covering everything from food news through to taste tests. Now, as well as heading up the team at SquareMeal - the UK's leading guide to restaurants and bars - she also runs a wedding floristry business in Scotland called Lavender and Rose.