Make these fun Popcorn Kernel Ornaments for a great centerpiece this fall! Simply fill a clear vase with popcorn kernels, add a few branches from your yard, and hang these adorable Glass Ball Ornaments filled with white and yellow popcorn kernels. Display on a table with a few mini pumpkins and it’s the perfect Thanksgiving Day centerpiece!
To make this inexpensive and unique Fall Centerpiece, start by picking up some yellow and white popcorn kernels on your next trip to the grocery store! If you can find kernels in the bulk section they will be less expensive. We found 2 pound bags of white and yellow kernels at Natural Grocers for only $2.17 per bag. One 2 lb bag of each color filled our large clear vase and all the glass ornaments on display below.
Use a funnel to fill a large clear vase with popcorn kernels. These will make a great base and cover the ends of the branches you add to the vase. You can add all one color or make layers of white and yellow popcorn kernels. We used all white below (except for the one yellow kernel that somehow got in there). Leave about an 1″ at the top so it doesn’t overflow when you add the branches.
Add a few small branches to the vase. We cut 3 random branches off a few bushes outside and they worked perfect. Branches need to be able to hold the weight of the popcorn ornaments without bending or breaking. Let them dry completely before you add them to the vase. Press the branches firmly into the kernels so they are securely in place.
Now it’s time to fill a few glass ornaments with popcorn kernels. We found it was easiest to use a funnel. Remove the silver hanging tab by gently pulling on the loop. Then pour a few tablespoons into the glass ball ornaments. Here is what it will look like:
Attach the hanging tab back to the top of the glass ornament by squeezing the prongs. Then add Sheer Ribbon for hanging. We used 1 1/2″ Ginger Ribbon. Each ornament will need about 12″ of ribbon. Tie off ribbon in a knot at the top.
For an extra touch, add a small bow to the top of the ornament with matching embroidery floss.
Hang Popcorn filled Ornaments on various branches. We used 5 popcorn ornaments (3 white and 2 yellow) for our entire centerpiece.
Cut additional 10″ pieces of Sheer Ribbon and tie on branches to fill in any empty “space”.
Display this unique Fall Popcorn Vase on any table or at the center of your dining room table for the perfect Thanksgiving Centerpiece. Best of all it can be displayed the entire month of October and November… it’s just so Fall!
- Glass Ball Ornaments
- 1 1/2″ Sheer Ribbon
- Embroidery Floss
- Popcorn Kernels (white and yellow)
- Large Clear Vase
- A Few Small Branches
- Optional: Mini Pumpkins
Happy Fall Y’All!
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