I remember making a Christmas Candy Countdown when I was little.  I know its sign is still one of the ornaments my parents put on our Christmas tree even though the candy is long gone.  

This is a great alternative to the traditional advent calendar.  It's great for kids to put together, and I'm sure they will love eating the candy after.

Step 1: Supplies

  • Candy - 25 pieces, it needs to be the kind that closes on each end so you can tie them together
  • Red, Green and a tiny bit of Yellow paper for the sign
  • Silhouette Cameo or Printer
  • Glue Stick - to put the sign together
  • String - I used size 10 white with green sparkles crochet thread.  Yarn can work too and would probably be easier for kids to work with.
  • Little piece of Cardboard
This is a fairly quick project and doesn't take that much time.  You spend most of the time tying them together and that won't even take that long unless you want cute little bows like I did.
<p>looks fun!</p>
Thank you for this great idea! I made my own version with gift wrapped candy. A bit more work, but I wanted the type of candy to be a surprise. I ended up making three strands with eight candies each because the entire chain of 24 candies would have been too long. It looks really festive. Thanks again :)
<p>That sounds great! I forget that Christmas is going to be here in no time! Good to plan ahead :)</p>
At the end you ment know right
Supa cute!
Thank you :)
No problem
Yeah this is the best idea...so simple..no need for anything extravagant..my son would love this..thank you!
Glad you like it :)
love it!! &lt;3
Thanks :)
Really cute! I would've never thought of it.
Thanks! It's the best way to count down the days :)
Love the idea! <br> <br>In Colombia, we have a tradition: It's called &quot;Novena de Aguinaldos&quot;, the nine days before Christmas when the families and friends pray remembering the born of Jesus. Then we sing &quot;villancicos&quot; and later... WE EAT DESSERTS!!!! The traditional dessert is &quot;Natilla&quot; (sweet custard, sometimes with blackberry sauce) and &quot;bu&ntilde;uelos&quot; (some kind of fritter)
Thanks! Sounds like a great tradition :D
Oooh! This is cute! We may just have to whip this up today to start tomorrow! :) Glad to see you using the silhouette too! Great Job!
Thanks! It's fun to play around with that silhouette once in a while :) Hope you guys have fun making them!

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