Sunday, November 27, 2011

Getting Crafty {Advent Calendar}.

We haven't had an advent calendar in our house, ever.
I know, horrible mother.
Truth is I didn't want the extra candy around and Ethan was still too small to really "get it".
This year is a different story.
He's starting to "get it" so we needed an advent calendar.
I was browsing all the fabulous ones on Pinterest but most required sewing (I do not) and many seemed really time consuming (I have very little).
So I made a really simple easy one.
 All I did was cut strips of paper, fold them in half and hot glue the sides to make a pocket.
Then I cut out squares of green and red paper, stamped them with the numbers and hot glued them on.
 I then filled each with Christmas M&M's (a favorite in our house), hung some ribbon and used mini clothespins to hang them.
 I couldn't fit all of them on one strand but I like having two.
Best part, I only had to buy the ribbon and candy.
Everything else I already had.
I'm very happy with the end result and I know Ethan will be so excited to start counting down the days.
I know I am.


Nancy said...

Darling. I think this is perfect. I think we may have the same green color on our walls! :)

Amy said...

I love this. I have been wanting to make an advent calender for some time.... This is adorable. Love that you filled it with m&m's

Katie @ minivan diva said...

This is super adorable! I love it. I especially love that it does not involving sewing which I can't do. : )

the girl in the red shoes said...

What a cute idea! I love how it turned out!

Janna said...

I must be a horrible mother too because I've never done an advent calendar either! But yours is so cute and easy, this may be the year I start! I have those supplies on hand. Thanks for the idea.

Janna said...

p.s. I just grabbed your cute button :)

Gee said...

Loving it!! Very clever!!

hannah singer said...

love it, adrian! wonderfully sweet and festive. great job, mama!

Maegan said...

Love your advent calendar!! And it's placement, perfect!!