Tuesday, December 9, 2014

If you take a mouse to the movies...

It's a safe bet that if you've got a two-year-old and you celebrate Christmas, you're probably familiar with the book If You Take A Mouse To The Movies... 

So needless to say, we've read it about 1,000,000 times in the past week. And as soon as John showed up at our Parisian apartment with our Christmas tree (which I lovingly refer to as "The Shrub") Jules was gung-ho to string up some popcorn garland ASAP. 

Obviously it was hard to persuade John to make some popcorn (not true) and before we knew it, we were merrily stringing up popcorn strings and teaching Jules the words to "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer". Things are getting festive around here!! The "How-To" for stringing popcorn is pretty much unnecessary, but I snapped some photos, just in case. 

Step 1: Pop popcorn! (Try to prevent your "team" from eating it all...)

Step 2: Saddle up your needle and thread. I chose dark green thread because it would disappear into the greenery of our "Shrub" (and also because I happened to have dark green thread! ) I doubled up my thread so it wouldn't snap while I was putting on the popcorn. And don't forget to tie-off the end of your thread before you start stringing your popcorn onto the thread.

Step 3: Put a whole lot of popcorn onto your thread! Once you're finished, tie-off the other end and drape as elegantly as possible on your short-squat Parisian Christmas tree! 

And cross your fingers that you don't attract mice. 

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