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Fun Popcorn Glass Ball Ornament


This is such a FUN IDEA that I had to share it! I saw this on Ornament Girl.







The popcorn was NOT put into the glass ball AFTER it was popped. 

The popcorn was put in BEFORE it was popped.

That's where the fun starts.





Put 1 tablespoon of popcorn kernels in a GLASS ornament ball.

(It HAS to be a glass ball because a plastic ball will melt. 
I bought the glass balls at Michael's Crafts Store.)

Don't put the metal cap on the ornament. Instead, put the glass ball with the unpopped popcorn in it in a brown lunch bag and twist the bag shut.







Place in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes depending on the size of the glass ball and the strength of the microwave. I listened for the popping to slow down...






This was a trial. I was afraid it might break the ball so I thought I'd try it out with a few popcorn kernels. It worked and the glass ball didn't break! YAY!!


So then I did another one with a whole tablespoon of unpopped kernels...





This was a lot of fun. I showed everyone who came on Saturday and they were all amazed at how this was done. My granddaughter, of course, wanted to see how it was done so we had to make one while she was here. She was amazed!

Christmas ornament making is in full swing over here. I love making Christmas ornaments so you will be seeing lots of them over the next month...

Hope you are having a great November.


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31 comments:

  1. How fun!! I love it! Gotta put it on my ornament board:)

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  2. Brilliant! A fun one to do with kids too! Visiting from DDB on FB. Do share at the party @DearCreatives Theresa Pinning it to my holiday ideas board.

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  3. Fabulous photo tips! and I couldn't figure out for the life of me how you got that popcorn in there- love it!

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  4. I just love this idea!!! Would love it if you came by One More Time Events and shared it...http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/11/dessert-display-with-flour-sack.html Hope to see you there... Tammy

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  5. This is about the cutest idea I have every seen!!!

    Hugs!

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    1. Came back to grab your link to share on Facebook:))) I am loving these guys!

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    2. Thanks so much, Evelyn, for sharing on Facebook. Wow. Wonderful. Linda

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  6. Wow! So clever. I would have never thought of that and it's so cute!!

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    1. I tried this yesterday and it worked great! I added snowflake sticker to mine and they are so cute. I just need to add ribbon and they are done! Thanks for the idea!

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  7. Love this... saw is on My turn for us Facebook page and had to come and see... I am going to give this a try... now to find some glass balls. Pinning...

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  8. So creative! I absolutely love these and the photos as well! Pinning :)

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  9. What a cool idea! My kids would think that was fun. :)

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  10. Love this idea! The popcorn looks so cute with the bow on top. Pinning!

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  11. Linda this is such an awesome idea, I am definitely going to try it! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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    1. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that this post is featured on the weekend re-Treat link party this week. Thanks for linking up and hope to see you again tonight at 7PM EST.

      http://www.playpartypin.com/2013/11/weekend-re-treat-link-party-43-features.html

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  12. How long does the popcorn stay a nice color I wonder? Do you know?
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  13. i LOVE this! I am a popcorn nut so this really excites me! thanks for linking to Less Laundry, More Linking party!

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  14. These are great! We love popcorn and my Nana is completely addicted so these would be a great decoration this holiday. I would love for you to share this post at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party http://kraftycardsetc.com/2013/11/krafty-inspiration-thursday-link-party-18.html
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Maria

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  15. This is awesome! Just had to pin it. Visiting from Weekend re-Treat Linky Party!

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  16. These are really cute Linda. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned Link Party. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  17. Such an awesome idea!! Love this. Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday - hope to see you this week!!
    ~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime

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  18. Featuring your project on the site tomorrow. Theresa @DearCreatives

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  19. This is so cute! Do you know how long the popcorn stays good or if you have to empty it out every year? If so, how do you do that?

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    1. I'm not sure if it's going to last year to year but I think it would be fairly easy to clean out by filling with hot water and the popcorn will shrivel and then you can just dump them out and wash with hot soapy water. Have more fun the next year doing it all over! Thanks for commenting.

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  20. Very cool! Thanks for linking up with us over on the 12 Days of Ornaments Link Up! Have a great weekend!

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  21. Hi I love this popcorn ornament and my daughter would love it too. TFS this and have a wonderful week.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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  22. That is such a cool idea. I totally want to make one now!

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  23. This is a great idea! I pinned this to my Christmas board.

    Come and link up -
    Royalegacy's Wordless Wednesday *Praying for a MIracle*

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  24. Makes me think of the popcorn and cranberry garlands everyone used to make and hated doing. Lol. I love this idea, might even have to stick a couple of cranberrys in the ornaments, too!

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  25. These ornaments make me think of the popcorn and cranberry garland we used to make and made such a mess! Lol! I love these ornaments and might have to stick a couple of cranberrys in each ornament!!

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