Pepper your tree with savory ornaments by using this totally reasonable and not at all absurd black pepper bacon Christmas tree garland tutorial from That’s Nerdalicious.


All you need to adorn your greenery with deliciously cured swine belly is bacon, black pepper, and toothpicks. The bacon is simply folded into interlocking links that are held in place by the toothpicks and liberally sprinkled with with black pepper before being popped in the oven to cook and then draped on the tree to delight the senses. I’d love to see if this would work with veggie bacon too.


Andrew Salomone

Andrew Salomone

Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes.