Friday, December 3, 2010

Revisiting my Advent Calendars

I am going green and going to recycle and re-post the advent calendars I made last year. Such lovely calendars...too bad I didn't make one for my boys. I have the shell made but I haven't decorated my boxes. Maybe I can get it done by the 6th, but there are so many crafty things to get done this weekend! We'll see.
Enjoy the recycled post!

Christmas Advent Calendar

Happy first day of Advent! I have been gone a'craftin me some Advent Calendars and I have two more to make this week. These take me about 8 hours to make but they are fun to do. The biggest challenge is lining up all the boxes and figuring out which paper goes with which decoration better. That seriously takes about an hour and a half of my time, because if you know me, then you know how serious the details are to me. And they are even more important when making a gift.
This first calendar is made for my "phamily" for part of their Christmas gift. It turned out really well.
I made some of the decorations, added some wooden numbers but most came from the "Mistletoe" and "Fa La La"collection by Making Memories. I really like the paper and chipboard colors. Then, when I was bragging on it to another friend, she casually asked if I would mind making her one...or two. So I made one up for her and I'll be trying my hardest to make the other this week. This one is similar but I made a few different decorations like a glitter star and a big poinsettia flower.
Drop me a line and let me know what you think!

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  1. Totally adorable!!! I wanted to make an advent calendar this year but just didn't get to it in time. Yours is awesome!

  2. We are loving the calendar you made us -- maybe even more so this year since they have been looking forward to it so much! It is holding up remarkably well. Love, your phamily :)