Friday, December 2, 2011

Easy DIY Advent Calendar


One of my favorite things about Christmas are the advent calendars. This year I made a really simple one from paper treat bags I found at Michaels. I used stencils to outline numbers on each bag from 1 to 25. Then I carefully painted glue over the outlined numbers and sprinkled glitter on top. I strung them all up on the mantel using a bit of twine and clipped them on with mini clothespins.

Alan and I are taking turns filling each bag with a surprise for the other person. I'm taking the odd days and Alan's taking the evens. On the first day, I hid some of his favorite cookies inside. On the second day, I got a handwritten poem and...software! Sweet and practical at the same time :)

5 comments:

Emily said...

What a neat idea for an advent calendar! I'm going to have to try that next season... :)

Han said...

Such a cute and sweet idea! I love how y'all are putting little presents that are more thoughtful than expensive. Those are always my favorite! ^_^

katie said...

I love that! It's so cute and easy, and my are you lucky to have a boy that plays along with you! :)

sigit hermawan go blog said...

nice blog nice post very impresive blog :)

Andrea said...

Such a great idea! Wish my son was still interested in that sort of thing. I love your idea about switching off days.

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