Share Your Love Advent Garland – Satsuma Designs

Share Your Love Advent Garland

Share Your Love Advent Garland

If the sugar load from a daily chocolate in your Advent calendar is more than you're looking for, here's my share your love advent garland that gives the gift of sharing for 24 days before Christmas.

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Little Ways to Show We Care

I was so inspired by my kids' paper Advent garland from last year, that I wanted to create a garland that gave the kids a reason to 'go' and not just 'show.'

My Advent garland threads 24 paper cylinders on gold thread and is topped with a yellow star. Each paper link gives a suggestion on how to share your love today.

This Advent, we'll be removing a link each morning and use whatever is written as a guide for doing good works throughout the day.

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Make A Share Your Love Advent Garland

This project is not only a fun way to make Advent a part of daily life this holiday, but it's a VERY easy activity for kids. 

Materials

  • 6 pieces 8.5"x11" construction paper in red, green and white
  • 1 piece 8.5"x11" yellow construction paper
  • Pens for writing your Advent wishes and goals
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Twine or Ribbon about 7' long to thread your links
  • Tape
  • Hooks to hang your Advent garland. I use Command Hooks with abandon!

I started by cutting my red, green and white paper into 4 equal strips. I used the short side so that my links were a little wider. 11" width divided by 4 is 2.75" wide each.

Next, I hand out your paper pieces to the kids have fun writing goals and wishes. My kids and I tried to come up with the thoughtful ideas that we could practice throughout the day.

Now, punch 4 holes in each edge of the paper making sure to leave about 1/2" clearance on all sides of the hole.

Wrap the paper into a cylinder and place a small piece of clear tape to secure.

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Now, thread your links onto your ribbon or twine and hang.

Next, you'll want to make your Christmas star. Try the tutorial below for a no-fail hand-cut star!

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I used this paper star tutorial that was very easy to follow.

Share Your Love Advent Garland | SatsumaDesigns.com #Advent #Christmas

Share Your Love Advent Garland | SatsumaDesigns.com #Advent #Christmas

Share Your Love Advent Garland | SatsumaDesigns.com #Advent #Christmas

Share Your Love Advent Garland | SatsumaDesigns.com #Advent #Christmas

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