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Posted 11/28/2012 by scrappinbetty in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 11/28/2012 5:53:02 PM
Ok, who's making an advent calendar?

Every year I intend to make one for each of the kids and then get too busy to do so. This year we were out of the country for a month and then on the road for Thanksgiving and it's looking like I'll again miss out on making them. That is, unless I make them on Friday and get them sent out that evening.

Tell me there's hope!

If you have made one, please share photos, tips, etc. TIA


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Posted: 11/28/2012 5:57:47 PM
This is our first year even doing one. I decided I wanted to make one... This week. I went to Dollar Tree and bought little wedding favor boxes. These actually are more like bags, open on top with handles. I did patterned paper around the square part and left the handles white, added some simple embellishments and numbered flair I ordered Monday. I am going to put white tissue paper in them, planning to replace it with red each day when the bag is opened (so the display stays pretty through the month). I am going to hang them from decorative braided rope with ornament hooks.
I have a two month old and still did the whole project, including writing activities for each day, this afternoon. You can do it!
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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:18:28 PM
tiffanyo,

OK girl, you have a 2-month old and yet you managed to make one (and I very cute sounding one at that!)?!

What is WRONG with me?!!!

I am thinking I need to just go ahead and make them this year and then at least I would have them ready for next year.

I would love to see a photo of yours (and anyone else's!) if you have a chance to post one. Yours sounds adorable!


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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:58:31 PM
Last year I took a class at my LSS and used the Kaiser Craft advent calendar kit. It went pretty quickly and it's heavy duty.
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Posted: 12/8/2012 9:53:13 AM
i did one last year of reindeers that held little lego characters. http://angsandy.blogspot.sg/2011/12/reindeer-advent-calendar.html



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Posted: 12/8/2012 3:41:01 PM
The Kaiser Craft Advent Calendar Kit I ordered early in November arrived yesterday...kinda late to assemble and decorate for my 3 year old DGD.

But this turned out to be a blessing because I found a lovely wooden one at Joann's two weeks ago. It is heavy, well constructed and will will look great for years. Don't know how to include a pic but it is on J's website opening page for 60% off.

We are having so much fun with this and her mischevious elf!

Grammy Bonnie





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Posted: 12/8/2012 3:54:58 PM
Holy cow (or reindeer) Angsandy! Those are incredible.

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Posted: 12/8/2012 10:38:45 PM


That naked box mocked me for a year because i never would tackle it. l tackled it and it was fast going! I used my stash and lots of little bobbles and 3-d stickers i had around. Finally used a bunch of number stickers from my stash too! I love it so much! Close-ups on my blog and tells how it's going with the family

Happy Countdown/Advent Calendar



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Posted: 12/9/2012 8:10:37 AM
I've shown it before (quite awhile ago), but this one was based on a Paper Crafts project from years ago, that was taught in a class at the LSS. I can't remember if this is the one I did in the class or my own version later (since I wanted a second one to give to my grandkids), but it was an activity advent:

Activity Advent Calendar

And in a separate post, I listed the activities that were in each of the pockets:

Advent Calendar Activity Tags

ETA: after looking at it closely, this was my own adaptation, not the one we made in class.


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Posted: 12/9/2012 11:16:40 PM
Thanks to everyone for sharing their advent calendars.

Looks like its not appending this year, not even making next year's this year.

Next year...hopefully!


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