Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Easy Christmas Countdown

Here's a quick and easy (and very cheap!) Christmas countdown:

I used the webbing (I really don't know what it's called) that is used for reupholstering furniture. You can find it at Hobby Lobby or at the fabric section in Wal-Mart. It comes on a roll and is sold by the yard (under $1.00 per yard).

I then hot-glued 25 strips of ribbon to the burlap strip. I found this ribbon at Hobby Lobby for half off (so that's 10 yards for $1.50. Wow!)

Then I tied the ribbon around the peppermints. I was trying to think of what else you could use instead of peppermint. You could use candy canes or lollipops, or even sticks of gum.

I attached 25 pieces of candy. On December 1st, we will begin counting down the days to Christmas by untying one piece of candy.

Hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season!!

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  1. Thanks for sharing this cute idea!

    Happy Thanksgiving,
    ~Michelle :)
    (Treasure the Moment)

  2. That is cute. I love that you used burlap too!


  3. That is so cute. I love that burlap stripped ribbon.


  4. cute! I would probably make mine with chocolate! :) I love the webbing.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. That is so cute! If you live in the US, you should enter the tutorial contest I'm hosting. It goes through the end of this month: http://seemommysew.wordpress.com/2009/11/01/the-great-tutorial-contest/

  6. So cute! We always just use construction paper chains, but maybe we'll mix it up this year.