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My name is Erika. I'm in love with making art, collecting old things & chasing after my two kiddos. This blog is a peek into my happy accidents & plots of total world domination.

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DIY: Quick and Easy Advent Calendar

It's official the Christmas crafting has begun! It drives Tim a little crazy when I start Christmas crafting because I have a tendency to make a pretty large mess when I am making something I always tell him that he shouldn't mess with the creative process or I should say the creative genius. :) I am just getting my house in full holiday mode- I am always in awe of people who can just turn their house into instant Holiday Cheer but for me it takes a day or two to give my house it's holiday look. Tim always loves the outcome of my holiday decorating but sometimes I have to tell him to use his imagination before I start working on something when describing my vision.  He does enjoy his two christmas jobs which are helping decorate the tree and the official light hanger of the banister.. I know real tough jobs.

 I wanted to do something really simple for my advent calendar and something Nora could appreciate now.  Since she is only 17 months I didn't really want to toys or candy as the little prize. So, I got this little paper bags and drew the numbers and a doodle on the bag and then glued a glitter paper triangle.. you know to give them that special Christmas glamour.  Then I wrote little notes inside- like a hug or a walk to the park and there could be a special Santa note inside one of them. :)  

11 comments

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

What a great idea! And you're supposed to make a mess when your Christmas crafting! :)

YeamieWaffles said...

Amazing idea, I love that it's easy and yet looks incredible all the same!

Nina said...

Oh what a sweet idea and it looks very cute too! I always make a mess when trying to craft, I just tell myself that I need a little bit of chaos to be creative.

rooth said...

I've told myself year after year that I'm doing an advent calendar - sadly not this year but maybe next and I'll steal your idea :)

Jane said...

that is the sweetest advent calendar. notes are a great idea!

Erin said...

I've had the same advent calendar since I was a kid, it's cloth, with a little mouse you move from pocket to pocket, and a picture of Mr & Mrs Claus sitting in front of the fire above all the date pockets. It was only recently I learned that typical advent calendars have a tiny treat inside each day! xo

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

this is really cute and i love your little tiny door! i did a similar calendar last year where i had a couple bigger ticket items but mostly it was more about doing things together each day, or prompts for saying nice things about each other. i actually bought similar cards for this years too, but obviously i am behind because i haven't put it up yet, oops.

leeanne said...

Thais is such a sweet idea. love how simple it is!

kidgranny said...

I love this! You are so creative and sweet :)

Leah said...

I love how easy and beautiful this is.
Also I think its awesome that you did little notes inside.

catskillblogger said...

That's a cute idea!

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