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Here's a little tutorial and downloadable free banner for Day 5 of My Personal Advent.
Why so early? Well because by the time it seems more apropos, I expect that we all will be up to our eyeballs with far more urgent stuff to do.
So I suggest, that if you have kids that craft, maybe you could make this together. And then way ahead of the game you can talk about what You Are Thankful For. And then by the time the big day rolls around and the family and friends are there and there is so much cooking and stuff to do...
you and your kids will have already reflected and that will feel great.
And if you don't have kids, make it by yourself and get done twice as fast!
Fold the pages of a small (no longer read) paperback book
back and forth in half inch creases, fan style. You'll need 11.
Staple in the very center.
Trim the ends like in the picture, both curving in the same way.
Open the fan and glue the straight side together to make a star shape.
Then print and cut out or use a big punch (mine was 2 inches, scalloped).
I used tacky glue to put the letters on the front of the stars
I used a punch to put hole through one of the points of the star.
Then I threaded it all together with a large needle, threaded with old seam binding.
straighten and hang...
Happy Day 5.
I'll be off for the next 3 days I think.
Catch up on Monday!