On the 3rd Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a holiday garland!
In elementary school, I was a member of the school choir. I loved singing in the choir, especially around Christmas time because we would go caroling at local businesses to spread holiday cheer. And cheer is exactly what our audience felt. People were so excited to hear us sing that they shed tears of joy!
Carols are a great way to get into the holiday spirit. For Day 3 of 12 Days of Christmas, I’ll show you how to spread holiday cheer in a creative and chic way. Here’s how to make a Christmas Carol Garland!
MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT
Print out of holiday song lyrics
(Think “Let it snow” and “Joy to the world”. I chose “Fa la la la la” of Deck the Halls. Use Microsoft Word or Publisher to create the letters. Just type them in a large font size. For a FREE template of the FALA letters that I used, click here: FALA Letter Template sharifacreates.com.)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
X-acto knife and scissors
Cut the letters from the print out.
Place the cardstock or scrapbook paper face down on a flat surface. Then place the letters face down on the back of your paper.
Trace the letters.
Use an X-acto knife to cut the letters out.
Cut a piece of twine long enough to hold all of your letters. Lay the letters out in order and flip them over. Squeeze a dime-sized dot of hot glue onto the top, center portion of the first letter. Lay the twine in the glue and allow time for drying. Repeat these steps with the remaining letters.
Hang your garland and get into the Christmas spirit!
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Take 15 minutes today to read, write down and meditate on this scripture: “Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.” Psalm 16:5