Monday, November 23, 2009

Advent Calender-- Homemade Style

So, this is kind of rare, but this weekend I made a project to use at my house!  I'm not giving it to anyone, it isn't for a challenge, just for us :)

I created a very simple Advent calendar using mini kraft treat bags from Target.  I kept it very simple, but after this Christmas, I may add a little somethin' somethin' to them for next year.  I printed the number on my computer, and punched and layered them on top of scalloped circles.  There are 3 different styles, all made with coordinating paper from American Crafts.  To hang them I tied a piece of jute twine (the thicker version) to the strings on the inside of the windows.  I attached each bag with a mini clothespin.  When we get home from Thanksgiving, I will fill each bag with a little trinket or treat or activity coupon for each of my boys.  What do you think?

7 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

this turned out GREAT!!!!!! I love it!! gosh, the possibilities are endless as to what you can tuck inside those bags......

have a wonderful week!
your box of choco bribes is on it's way!! giggles!!!! :D

Crystal said...

Great project! I think it looks wonderful! What a neat idea!

Nicole said...

WOW, this is a wonderful idea! I LOVE IT!!

jackiescrafts said...

What a fantastic project, it's wonderful

Jackie x

Dawn B. said...

Awwww your boys are going to love this.. I think it is something they will remember and it will be a tradition for many years.. I love traditions.. Great job Nikki..

stampinsilvia said...

ohhh NIkki!!! This is just FAB!!! I love it and what a super idea! Very nicely done my friend!

Cheryleliveops said...

Awesome idea and so cute!