Thursday, December 2, 2010

10 Days of Christmas Crafting - Day 4: Candy Christmas Countdown

I've been delaying this post because I wanted to get a board for my Christmas Countdown Printable, but I haven't had any time so.. here it is with the printable just taped to the wall, for now. :)

This has been a tradition in my family ever since I can remember. My mom, aunt, and g-ma would all get together the day after Thanksgiving for their "Retreat" where they would go Christmas shopping, and work on crafts. This is always one that they would make. When I got married my mom said I had to start making my own. :( On Thanksgiving everyone brought candy to share and we all made our candy chains. This is one of my most favorite traditions.

Step 1: Get lots and lots of candy. Do this with lots of people so you get lots of variety.

Step 2:

Pull your saran wrap really long and lay out each day of candy. I do just 2 pieces of each day, since it's just me and the hubby. My mom used to do 6 per day, craziness!

Step 3:
Fold one side of the saran wrap over, then do the next side.
Step 4:
Cut lots and lots of yarn (or ribbon... or whatever you want) and start tying! I tie them in a bow.

Step 5:
Print off my Printable (Bottom of this post), get a hook, hang both on wall, then put candy chain on the hook.

You can let it all hang like this:
Or loop it, if you have dogs like me.
Start at the bottom and cut one off each day to countdown to Christmas!

HERE is my Christmas Countdown Printable! If you download, please show the love by commenting or becoming a follower!


NanaDiana said...

Michelle~ I love this idea. I used to do it with gingerbread boys and put them beside my front door. I also hung a pair of scissors on a ribbon and whoever wanted to could cut a gingerbread boy and take it with them. I never thougth about making a candy one for us! LOL Love it! Diana

Mommy of Three said...

I love love love this idea. It may be too late this year but i think i am going to have to make this a new tradition!! I am so glad i found your blog!

misss_e said...

Great idea!

dragongirl said...

WHat a sweet tradition! I'm going to gather some neighbors (fast) and do something like this also! Would make a great garland too! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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