Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Advent Calendar

My 5 year old has been driving me nuts with arguments about how close/far Christmas is. He's adamant its only 3 days away (not sure if he means 3 weeks or what) - but anyway - its driving me nuts!!!! SO - I decided I HAD to have an Advent Calendar so we could actually count down the days till Christmas.

So here's what I came up with...








I love it! Probably (!!!!) not very kid friendly but it makes me happy! :)

This is just a big cork pinboard I bought from the Reject Shop for $12. I had the paint at home as well as all the other supplies. I made up 25 tags with 4 different designs and printed out different activities for us to do each day of Christmas. I'm thinking once we've done each day I'll just turn the tag around and re-pin it???

Anyway - the tags are nothing fancy and I've re-used some designs from my last couple of posts, but I'm really happy with the effect. A cost effective (if not time-effective) advent calendar - now - bring on Christmas!!! :)

Smiles

Adele xxx


7 comments:

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

LOVE!!!! Absolutely LOVE!!!!!

xx SJ

Melissa said...

this is fabulous, I love it.

*Spring Blossom* said...

WOW!!!! This look like it would have taken a long time to make, you've put in a lot of effort. All that work has totally paid off though, it looks fantastic.

Patrice said...

Fantastic! Would you believe I tried to buy one last week and several stores were sold out! Master 10 reminded me last night that I need to have one ready for him today - ahem guess what, I haven't. Maybe I can make a start on something similar to yours...you've done a great job Adele. Look forward to hearing about some of the activities you've popped inside the envelopes

Abby said...

Looks fabulous, and totally kid friendly in that they'll love doing the fun activities with you!! :) I can't believe there are only 25 days till Christmas - so exciting!! :) We love our blocks :)

freshcutsbylu said...

Really lovely Adele! And looks like it would have been so enjoyable and satisfying to make. Your kids will love it - and hey, it's just cardstock right? So, if one of them gets torn, you just get to make another! xo

Sandra said...

This looks fantastic Adele! What a great idea :)