Monday, December 2, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Brown Paper Packages Advent

Brown Paper Packages Advent via homework | carolynshomework.comPhew… I barely finished this year’s Advent Countdown in time. We’re on day 2 so I probably should have had this all done a week ago. But a week ago I was thinking about turkey and stuffing. With not much time, I went with a simple concept this year inspired by the classic lyrics “brown paper packages tied up with string…”

Brown Paper Packages Advent via homework | carolynshomework.comEach little package contains a small goodie: gum, stickers, a tiny toy or candy.

Brown Paper Packages Advent via homework | carolynshomework.comThe brown paper is recycled packing paper that I ironed to smooth out the wrinkles.

Brown Paper Packages Advent via homework | carolynshomework.comRed & white baker’s twine is perfect for these tiny little packages.

Brown Paper Packages Advent via homework | carolynshomework.comThe countdown numbers were created in Word and I used my favorite 1 inch circle punch to quickly cut the circles.

Brown Paper Packages Advent via homework | carolynshomework.comIt doesn’t seem possible that it’s the holiday season and the countdown has begun…

Brown Paper Packages Advent via homework | carolynshomework.comAre you ready? Because before you know it… it will be Christmas Eve.

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So ready or not, let the countdown begin…
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  1. What a sweet idea! The packages look beautiful and so festive!

  2. Love this idea Carolyn! So simple but very pretty!

  3. This makes me so giddy. I LOVE the look of brown wrapping with simple string. I LOVE advent calendars. And I LOVE wrapping presents!! Who would I give all these to? I have a husband and a 5.5-month-old. Maybe next year, I'll do this for my little man! My husband might appreciate it, but since he's in charge of the money, he would totally notice that I spent a bunch at CVS, and he would be like, "Why'd you spend all that money on gum and gift cards, for me?" Basically, I'd be spending HIS money to get HIM things that he doesn't really want! HAHA... but next year! For the baby, he'll totally go for it and help me pick stuff out. :)

    Great pics!


  4. I love this idea! So simple, yet pretty! :D

  5. LOVE LOVE this Carolyn! Perfection! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Monday Funday! Sharing on our FB page !

  6. Oh these are so fun! We didn't even dig out our advent calendar this year... I should hurry up and make a few of these ;)

  7. I love this idea! An advent calendar was one of the highlights of Christmas when I was a child. Wish I had a little one to do this with this year.

  8. What a fun advent idea! I'd love for you to stop by and share this at my weekly link party. Hope to see you there!

  9. I love these! So cute and festive looking!

  10. What a creative project, will save this for next year.


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