Thursday, December 15, 2011

25 Days of Christmas - Advent Fun!

I have always wanted one of those Advent calendars like they have in the movie "Christmas Vacation". It's all pretty and stuff... this is as eloquent as I get when it's this close to Christmas.

This year, I decided to make something Advent-y... I have an evergreen garland that I've used in previous years and last year I added some pinecones to it. This year, I decided to make it the canvas on which my Advent will dance.

I've clearly overdosed on cocoa.

My grandma gave my aunt a million pounds of fabric a billion years ago and my aunt gave it all to me this year. I found some terrific fabric in the pile and cut it up to use...

I pinned it up for sewing...
And sew it I did.  Sorry, sometimes I slip into Yoda-speak.  I sewed them and turned them inside-out... pouches!
I printed out some numbers and stenciled them on with red paint.
Pouches with numbers!

I did this 23 more times...
Awesome.  I got some clothespins and mod podged them with some stripey Christmas paper...
And pinned them on the garland.  I printed up some fun Christmas activities and tucked them inside... so there's a fun thing to do every day while we're counting down for Christmas!

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  1. This is adorable! I'll have to keep this one in mind for next year. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Your ideas just keep getting better and better. Maybe you can list your activities in another post for people who need ideas - well, I guess they could keep them for next year. Great job.

  3. Geez, you have the best ideas, I love to always come and check your blog to see what you will come up with next!

  4. Beautiful and fun! So many ideas...

  5. if i could work a sewing machine i'd be all over this.


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