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I am a stay at home Mom from Oregon who has landed in Texas.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Advent Calendar

Well, it took me bits and scraps of time over the last 4 days, and one late night, but I did it! I finished my own advent calendar, and I love it! I chose to do more funky rather than traditional Christmas, and I am happy with how it turned out.

The easiest part was making the squares and choosing the colors!

I had the hardest time picking out what I wanted to do with the top of my tins, but I went with a simpler look. I am glad I did because it took long enough without lots of extra layers or embellishments!
The kids helped me put on the finishing touches this morning with these sparkly snowflake stickers we found to match.
If you want to make one the instructions are here. And here is a tip from me: Hit up the sales and utilize coupons! I got the mat stack that I used, the tins, and the circle cutter all for %40 off at JoAnn Fabrics. I also got a complete set of foam stamps (upper and lower case, and numbers) for %70 off at JoAnn's. So now is the time to buy! Oh, and if someone local wants to make one I have an extra canvas that you can have!

P.S. Points if someone can spot my error! Mr. Smarty Pants Keith pointed it out right away. I'll fix it...after my nap!

9 comments:

elisa said...

flippin' adorable!

Ashley said...

Men are stinkers! You would have figured it out eventually! It's super cute!

Julie said...

Ooo! I want to make one. Can I have you as my tutor, too? I'm a little craft challenged, but I really like this. And my whole Christmas tree and everything is silver and purple so I would really like to be able to make something that matches instead of having to pick something at the store that doesn't.

Shannon said...

i would love to get together and show you how to make one! We need to get you the supplies and the rest is easy!

Danielle said...

What an awesome job you did. Your kids are so lucky to have a mom that loves to make things special for them.

Mrs. L said...

That's totally cool! You did a great job.

Amber & Robby said...

LOVE IT! so cute! I may have to make one for us...

Anonymous said...

Too many days? Shouldn't it be 0 days on Christmas? Love. Dad

Shannon said...

LOL! I am surprised you didnt see it Dad! HE told me that "till" should be "'til". But it is a countdown to Christmas, and the last day is one day left ;)