If you've noticed more pink popping up and aren't sure why, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Originally observed as a national campaign in 1985, October has become the designated month for pink. Each year charities and companies do their part to spread awareness about breast cancer and raise funds towards preventing and curing the disease.
At Celebrations, we each support NBCAM by buying products that give back to various non-profits as well as by supporting our friends and family taking part in various charity events, like the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer or the Susan G. Komen 3-Day "For the Cure."
We thought this would be the perfect time to help spread awareness about breast cancer - Celebrations style. We made a really creative popcorn wreath that's perfect for any indoor spot that's seen a lot, like a front door or mantle.
While you can certainly make your own pink popcorn, we found a great pink popcorn from The Popcorn Factory that looked perfect and also donates a portion of each sale to charity. Another awesome benefit you'll only appreciate once you craft a popcorn wreath of your own is how the coating on this snack is so perfect for munching on as it is for getting crafty. The popcorn held up really well against the glue gun - it didn't fare so well with our mouths.
Old piece of cardboard
White satin ribbon
Hook or fishing wire
Step 1: On an old piece of cardboard, lay your foam wreath flat. Using your glue gun, strategically glue individual popcorn pieces to your wreath, making sure not to leave any open spots where the white foam of the wreath can be seen.
Step 2: Repeat this step until your wreath is completely covered.
Step 3: Take your satin ribbon and tie it into a pretty bow at the bottom of your wreath so it can hang beautifully at the bottom.
Step 4: Since you are dealing with candy covered popcorn, the wreath will be heavy. We suggest you hang it on your door with a metal hook or fishing wire so that it will stay secure.
That's it! You will have a beautiful wreath symbolizing your support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This also makes a great craft to do at a fundraising event or just a great way to add some more pink to the party. Any way you choose to use your wreath, know you're supporting a great cause!