#13 Neighbor Christmas Gift – Treat Countdown

posted on November 21, 2009 by  |  posted under Christmas, Crafting, Decorating, Gift Giving  |  5 Comments

treat countdown

You might say I am a little obsessed over Christmas countdowns, and you’d be right.  I love this one because you can customize everything to the recipiant.  You just put the same amount of treats as there are people in the family so everyone gets one each day.  You can put any kind of treat in this and the result is the same, one treat each day until Christmas!  They can hang it on their tree, or just hang it from a hook or door knob.  Your neighbors will love it!kiss-count-string


To make it:

roll out a long piece of plastic wrap

divide candy into portions for however many days you want to do

roll it up

tie ribbon, yarn or twist ties to divide the sections

Deliver!  (I put mine in a mason jar to make it more of a package.)

kiss count jar

Some other ideas:

I did this one for 12 days, but you could do any amount you wanted.

Make one for each of your kids and put little toys instead of candy

Put an ornament to hang on the tree each day

Put activities to do each day (go see santa, go sledding, go to library and pick out a Christmas book)

Use wrapping paper or material instead of plastic wrap so the treat is a surprise!

Totally customizable to your liking!

Click Here to see the rest of our count down!

    1. November 21st, 2009 at 8:38 am
      Alison says:
      How funny...We got a comment from Aubrey yesterday and she mentioned this idea!
      Great minds think alike.
    2. November 21st, 2009 at 3:43 pm
      Amy Holly says:
      love this idea!
    3. December 6th, 2009 at 5:50 pm
      Katie J says:
      we got one of these with teddy grahams once and it was really cute!
    4. October 30th, 2011 at 7:42 am
      Betty Tharpe says:

      I just came across your site from pinterest and love all your ideas.... As I was reading about your "garland" of candy, I had to smile because we have invented a product that will let you do the very same thing, but with lots of sizes of gifts and lengths and it's Food Safe, so even baked goods go in.... Do you ever feature other products or do reviews... We would love for you to check us out!

      Thank you

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