This is a great holiday craft to make with kids. It works well for many ages. Young kids can decorate pre-strung garland with stickers. Older kids can use letter stickers to spell out phrases. As skills increase, kids can sew together pre-punched garland, punch holes, and cut letters and shapes to decorate the garlands.
Step 1: Supplies
Milk jug lids
Friendship bracelet cord/cotton thread
Decorative paper and/or holiday stickers
I used flat pop off/push on milk lids, but the screw type should work also.
Step 2: Tools
Step 3: Mark Holes
Using a Sharpie marker, mark two dots on the edge of each lid for the holes that the thread will pass through. I spaced mine 1 1/2 inches apart.
Step 4: Punch Holes
Using a push pin and then a small nail, make two holes in each lid on the marked spots. Make sure that the hole is on edge near the flat lid top.
Step 5: Thread Lids Together
Using a needle and cotton thread, thread the lids together. Go completely though one hole and then the other. Move the lids along the string to adjust spacing. Leave about 15 inches on each end for hanging.
Step 6: Decorate
Using letters cut from decorative paper, glue a letter on each lid to spell out your holiday message. Alternatively, decorate with stickers.
Step 7: Hang Your Garland