Butter sides of heavy saucepan. In it, combine sugar, water, salt, corn syrup and
vinegar. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cook
without stirring to hard-ball stage (250 degrees F on candy
Pour slowly over hot popcorn, mixing well.
Butter hands lightly; form 4-inch balls.
Let balls dry thoroughly.
Decorate with ribbon, trimmings, sequins, and spangles, holding all in place with
To hang, pin ribbon loops at top of balls; or use balls as table decorations.