Thursday, November 13, 2008

Does it get earlier every year???

Is it me or do the rest of you feel that the Christmas season seems to get earlier every year. This year I couldn't believe how soon the holiday decorations were out!  Of course, I'm not complaining because I've already bought a few things!! I just love the holiday season.
Seeing as there's so much of it around us already what better time to start working on little projects and gifts for your family, friends and your home.


Last year I made an advent calendar.  Not your typical one but something I know my kids look forward to every year.  If you've never made one now is a perfect time to do so.  You could even get your children to help you.


I made mine from a large 36" sqaure wooden magnet board which I painted brown.  I found some small round tins and glued magnets on the back of them and covered some of the tops with patterned paper, each one I adhered a rub-on number, I tied some ribbon around a few of the tins, I used my Cricut machine to cut out part of the title and holly leaf design as well as some little tags, some chipboard letters (which I painted).  I had a blast making this and am so excited to fill it with little candies, craft ideas, stories or jokes, etc for our family to do during December.
Here's a couple of pictures of my project. Hope you like it!

7 comments:

Jess said...

It's definately getting earlier all the time! LOL Love your project cari! I wonder if I could whip one up before December hits? The "chocolate behind the window" thing is getting kinda old...LOL

Virginia said...

I love advent calendars! Can never have too many of them...especially when they are so cute!

Laura Petley said...

I agree with everything starting earlier and earlier. I love your Advent calendar Cari - very cool! I've never made one before...I think I better get on it!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Amber said...

That is really awesome Cari! Very classy looking!

Anonymous said...

Love this calendar, what an original idea! I really like that it is festive without being overdone (and cheesy!!)... Beautiful!

KathyT said...

Gorgeous job Cari!

Live Life with Passion said...

Oh man do I like this!!! I have got to collect the items to do this!! Perfect for my DS in the US!!