Simple Countdown to Christmas Garland

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I know its not even Thanksgiving yet but the voices of my children are already asking "The Big Question".... How many days till Christmas?? I can't blame them, I am excited to! I love this time of year, I love giving gifts, making crafts and goodies and anything to do with celebrating the birth of Jesus!

Looking forward to good times with family and friends and any celebration is half the fun, so why not savor every day by counting them down.

I love paper bags, when they ask you at the grocery store," paper or plastic?" I know you are supposed to say, plastic or even better if you remember your reusable bags(which I am horrible at) but there are so many things that you can do with the paper ones that I find myself always saying paper.  Sorry if you are disappointed in me that I am not helping to save the environment...sometimes I am just to lazy. You have to admit you can fit a lot more in the paper bags and they are easier to bring in the house.

My kids love making monster costumes out of them, using them for crafts and I am planning on using them to wrap presents this year. There is something Christmasy( Is that a word?) about brown paper bags...hmmm.. I wonder if it has anything to do with a certain song?

So I thought why not use them to make a banner?

I simply cut out a triangle pattern and traced it out on the bags, so they would at least be somewhat the same shape and size and then had the kids cut them out.

Then I had them glitter glue the numbers on.

Once you have all the numbers done, let them dry.

 Our space is limited so this is the only spot I could find for it, but it works. I used clothes pins for easy removal of the days that have passed and some brick a brack ( is that what its called?) to hang them on.

Have fun counting down the days and enjoying every moment of this wonderful season!

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