Let the Countdown Begin

Let the Countdown Begin | Local stationers mac & murphy create an easy way to countdown to your anniversary

365 Paper Chain*

You will need:

  • Patterned paper and colored card stock
  • Paper cutter
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Double-sided adhesive or gel glue


1.    Using a ruler and pencil, mark and cut paper into 8 ¼ x 1 ¼-inch strips.

2.    Start with the first strip of paper and Place double-sided adhesive or glue about 1/2 an inch from the end of one of the strips of paper. Loop opposite end over and secure to create a ring.

3.    Pick up second piece of paper and loop it through first completed ring. Repeat securing process.

4.    Repeat 363 more times.


* Place the materials and instructions for this craft on a kids’ table at your wedding and the wee guests can make this anniversary chain for you. Appoint an older child to supervise.  Bonus: Ask children to write something sweet or silly on some of the links.