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Bay, popcorn & cranberry strings

These thrifty decorations look pretty and seasonal - but don't eat them! Great for making with older kids

  • Prep: 25 mins
    No cook
  • Makes 1 string
  • Easy
  • Makes 1 string
  • Easy


  • 30 bay leaves
  • 100g popcorn
  • 15-20 whole fresh cranberries


  1. Cut a 3m length of kitchen string and tie a fat knot 10cm from one end. Thread the other end onto a big, blunt needle, such as a tapestry needle. Thread on bay leaves, popcorn and cranberries, in a random pattern. Tie off when you get to the other end, leaving enough string to hang it up with.

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