How to Make an Easy Christmas Countdown Chain

This fun Holiday Craft tutorial for a Christmas Countdown train is simple, elegant and kid friendly.  Read on for the how-to!  I can’t believe it’s already December! I’m SO excited for Christmas this year! I just love everything about the holiday season.

This year I plan on making lots of fun crafts with my kids. I remember making Christmas countdown chains as a little girl and I loved them! It was so fun tearing off the chains and counting down till Christmas. I wanted to create something elegant, yet simple AND kid friendly. This is what I came up with…a little bit of a twist on the traditional *red and green* countdown chains. 🙂

Easy Christmas Countdown Chain

Supplies Needed:

  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Ink and Stamps
  • Brads
  • Ribbon

The first thing I did was cut the bottom of the bags off. Then me and my kids stamped the bags with some red holiday flowers. They LOVED this part! 🙂

After the ink was dry we cut the bags into 8 inch strips with decorative scissors.

Then we attached the links together with brads. You could also staple them together.

Once we had completed the chain we added a little ribbon and attached it to my “mantel.” 😉 You can see how I made the Advent calendar here and the stockings here.

My son LOVED this project. It was so simple and inexpensive… two things I love!

Hope everyone has a Happy Holiday! Let the countdown begin…

About Jaimelyn:  I’m a hopeless chocolate addict. Sometimes known to eat chocolate chip cookie dough straight from the bowl.  I’m a Mama to two chubbies and married to one sexy man. My days are full of chasing my little monkeys, cleaning messes (it’s like shoveling in a snow storm), pinterest, snuggling, avoiding the ever-growing pile of laundry, e-mails, play-dough, crafting and wondering, “Is it nap time yet?!”  Find me blogging at I {Heart} Nap Time. Chat with me on FB and Twitter. Hugs!

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  1. Love that idea, going to MIchale’s to day to buy what I need! One question where can I find those cute glass candy jars on the right with the ornaments? I have looked everywhere and can’t find them!

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