Thursday, December 20, 2012



    I know that the upcoming holiday,Christmas is coming but,do you know what it actually means? Do you think that it is a time of just getting presents or do you even know the story behind it? Maybe...not. So, I will share with you the true meaning of Christmas.
   What do you celebrate Christmas for? People celebrate Christmas to remember the birth of Jesus. People don't know the precise birth of Jesus but, every year Christmas is still celebrated on December 25. Christmas is celebrated all around the world and is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians. Not everyone celebrates Christmas because of their nationality.
   What is the story of Christmas? It is also known as the Nativity Story. There was a woman named Mary, and God was sending her a baby and she was supposed to name him Jesus. Mary was supposed to take Joseph as her husband also. There were three kings and they knew that there was going to be a new king born (that would be Jesus) soon. So, the king of Mary and Joseph's city heard about a king being born and demanded the husband of each wife to go to their hometown where they were born to do a census. Joseph was born in Bethlehem so Mary and Joseph had to travel there.Mary was already  pregnant with Jesus so they took the families donkey and set off to their journey. It was a long journey and while they were on it the three kings were following the star to find Jesus. After a few days Mary and Joseph reached Bethlehem and Jesus was born in an animal stable. The three kings reached their destination and found Jesus at the stable and gave him three gifts. An angel came to some shepherds and told them that a king was born in the stable close by and the shepherds came to see Jesus also.
    What kind of traditions do people have for Christmas? Many people have different traditions for Christmas. But, Christmas is about giving and sharing. So, during Christmastime people buy a Christmas tree and give each other presents. That is the usual Christmas tradition. People also decorate with a bunch of lights outside on their house.
   Now to end this post I am going to show you how to make a Gum Drop Garland! This craft is pretty easy but, you have to be careful to not prick yourself with the sewing needle. The last post I did was How to make a Gum Drop Pomander Ornament so this year if you do both of the crafts then you will be the Gum Drop house this year! Lets get started!
        Gum Drop Garland {Tutorial}

Photobucket I adore how my Gum Drop Garland turned out. It is soooo easy and fast and just adorable. See?

And it cost me only $1.00!!
My gum drop garland is wrapped around a grapevine tree in my “collected” foyer.  However, you can use a gum drop garland anywhere your sweet, big heart pleases.  I thought it also would be cute to make little strung ornaments out of 3-4 gum drops.
Anyway, on to the tutorial…
Supplies Needed:
  • Gum Drops 1.00/bag at the Dollar Store
  • Scissors
  • Upholstery Thread or Fishing Line
  • Long Needle
  • Damp Rag to wipe off your sticky fingers and needle.
PhotobucketCut a piece of thread as long as you want your garland. I cut mine around 4 feet long.  Knot the end.  Then begin threading on gum drops.  I alternated colors and the direction of the gumdrops as you can see in the first picture.
PhotobucketAfter several gum drops your needle, thread and fingers will begin getting sticky. Just wipe them off and keep at it!
Or, I guess you could lick your fingers if you’d like! :)
Looking a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e!!!
Once you’ve finished threading the gum drops, knot the thread and cut off any excess.  Then have fun decorating with this whimsical gum drop garland!
…add it to a candle holder…
…or drape it over a mirror…
…hang it from a shelf…
…or wrap a grapevine wreath with it like I did in my foyer
So there you have it…how to make a fun, frugal and whimsical gum drop garland.  As always, please use discretion where you place your garland if you have little children.
P.S. I’ve had my gum drop garland made and in my foyer for two weeks and I haven’t had any issues with bugs! :)
Are y’all ready for Christmas?

 I hope everyone liked this special Christmas post and stay tuned to many more posts coming soon. If you have any comments just post them below! Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!
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  1. Can we do the same with popcorn instead? - Jade

  2. Yes, you can do the same with popcorn too! Probably it will take more time for stringing on the popcorn because they have kernels in them and the popcorn might be a little bit more gentler. Hope this helps!