Thanks for being patient during the blog reconstruction.
Stringing popcorn and cranberries goes way back before my childhood (if you can believe it). It is a holiday event/craft that is easy, simple, useful and economical. It is also fun. Singing holiday songs, "Jingle Bells" comes to mind, while putting the garlands together is rather soothing and peaceful.
I am going to direct you to The Damsel in Dis Dress for instructions. If you are now making popcorn in your microwave and getting the air-popped result you will be ready to go.
Have a good time and don't eat too much.
Today ..... Keep it real and make it simple.