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Advent Calendars

Every year I want to make the kids advent calendars.

Every year I just never seem to get the time.

So every year I buy those crappy ones from Woolies with the little chocolates in. The kids like them just fine but every year I wish I had made them ones instead.

Well this year I HAVE (well almost)

I have been collecting ideas from Pinterest – I was going for simple so that it wouldn’t be to complicated for me to actually make or I would be put off.

I finally settled on using envelopes, sticking numbers on and popping goodies inside.

Below is a small how to πŸ™‚

I used brown envelopes from CNA – I think they call them wage envelopes – they open at the top.

Envelopes

Then I found some printable numbers – Cameron’s I got here and Kiara’s here.

Numbers

Then cut them out and stuck them onto the envelopes and VOILA πŸ™‚ It took me about 30 minutes to do them both!

finished

I am so super chuffed Β with it. I still need to full them and make the pegs for Cameron’s ones. It was so easy to make I could kick myself for not doing it sooner.

I never made one for Jack and now feel a little crap for not doing one but really he is eating mushed up food so won’t appreciate sweets or chocolate? So he can get one next year!

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7 Comments

  1. 23 November, 2011 / 8:21 am

    Stunning, stunning, STUNNING. And so, so easy! I love them.
    I think you should make one for Jack. Put a teething biscuit or something inside it?

    x

  2. 23 November, 2011 / 9:11 am

    I also plan on making for Kaylin but am also looking for simple idea. This is great.

  3. 23 November, 2011 / 11:06 am

    Wow! Great idea! It seems like a very easy and super cute way to do an Advent calender.
    Cat send me her advent calender method, and I am still going to try to make it for this year, though πŸ˜‰

  4. 23 November, 2011 / 7:51 pm

    Okay this TALKS to me, big time. I love stationery, I love pegs, 30 minutes, what’s not to love?!

  5. 23 November, 2011 / 8:03 pm

    PS don’t forget to link to the virtual craft party tomorrow morning πŸ™‚ (put advent calendar or similar where it asks for name)

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