I had precisely two hours today—30. November—between a hair appointment and Kita pick-up, and now I was staring blankly in a mild panic at the cheap plastic trinket aisle of the toy store. A women standing next to me remarked, Adventskalender stress! and we both cracked up.
There is something about November going into December that's a bit of countdown, isn't there? Every date on the calendar is an absolute mess of dinners and craft fairs and school concerts and ice skating lessons until Sylvester (at which point we can all get drunk, relax, and sort of settle happily into our winter depressions for the next three months.)
However, on 30. November, we are still staring dumbly at the plastic trinket aisle and trying to throw together an advent calendar by the end of the day. Everyone walking home from work is carrying a bundle of festive greenery. Suddenly there are Gluhwein stands outside of the cafes. It's like Berlin flipped a big switch labelled CHRISTMAS and everything immediately lit up with fairy lights.
So. Because we all need something low-stress, this is a crazy easy DIY to make a festive table runner this holiday season using the simplest of holiday decorations: paper snowflakes. The sewing part takes no thought at all (I recommend catching up on a podcast or two) and the fabric design bit is a cinch.