Ever since the kids were really little, we’ve tried to make the entire Christmas season special. We kick it off with the decorating of the tree the weekend after Thanksgiving, and then we try to intentionally celebrate until Christmas Day and beyond.
To make sure no one in our house misses out on their favorite Christmas activity, we have always made a bucket list. About this time of year, we sit down and brainstorm to add activities and events to the list. Our Christmas bucket list usually goes up on the fridge and we cross things off as we do them.
This year, I wanted our Christmas bucket list to be part of the decorations. The kids and I came up with this garland idea using some scrap yarn my daughter had and last year’s Christmas cards.
How To Make A Christmas Bucket List Garland
First, we gathered up some Christmas cards I had saved from last year. Sometimes, I turn them into gift tags or we make ornaments with them. Then, I grabbed some yarn and clothes pins. You can use string or twine, too.
We decided to hang our garland from the mantle, so we cut the string so that it spanned the length of the mantel with a bit of room to droop beneath the expanse.
My son decided what size to cut the cards into based on the number of items on our list and our length of yarn. I single crocheted our yarn to make it thicker and stronger.
On the blank side of the cards. we wrote one item from our Christmas bucket list per card. Then, we hung the cards from the yarn with the clothes pins. As we complete each item on our list, we might either take the card down completely or just turn it around. I haven’t decided yet.
Try this Christmas craft with your kids to have a pretty way to keep track of all those fun, family, memory-making, Christmas activities.