The math is pretty simple, actually. Think in triplicate.
A 1/3 cup of kernels yields a nice portion for two, if you’re watching a movie, let’s say. Triple that for enough popped corn for 3 long strings, or what you might need for the average tree.
Then triple that to account for what you’re going to eat while pretending to string popcorn. Yes, that would be more popcorn than you’ve consumed perhaps ever.
And if by the third batch you start salting the popcorn you’re making “for the tree” while it’s still hot, you’re going to need more.
You won’t find these instructions on any of those pretty decor or craft websites. These are exclusive findings. You’re welcome.