Showing posts with label advent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label advent. Show all posts

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…”

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Celebrations: ribbon roll advent calendar

Every year I try to come up with a different type of advent calendar or Christmas countdown. This one doesn’t involve treats so it won’t be very popular at my house. But that’s okay – I like it.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Little Crafts: healthy advent calendar

I’m a little tardy with my advent calendar this year but this project is very simple to make and requires hardly any preparation.

It’s always fun to add little notes into your kids’ lunch bag and this incorporates the little note and the advent calendar.

Type up your advent numbers and notes. Since it’s an advent calendar, the notes are coupons good for a fun item or treat.

Wrap up an apple or other favorite fruit in parchment paper and tie it all together with twine and your advent calendar number and coupon.

Hopefully, they’ll eat the apple and save the coupon.

Let the countdown begin. Happy December 1st!

This project is linked at the parties listed here and 

Tip Junkie handmade projectsChildmadeTickled Pink at 504 MainUndertheTableandDreaming
The Crafty Nest 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Inkling: advent calendar book

It’s time!  If you’re counting down the days until Christmas, it’s time to break out the advent calendar.

Back before Thanksgiving, I created an envelope garland and I received many comments suggesting I use the envelopes for an advent calendar. Since I had already made a garland from the envelopes, I decided to do something a little different for an advent calendar.

I made an advent booklet. Each page has an envelope marked with the date. In each envelope is tucked a coupon good for a treat.

Treats can be anything – candy, extra play time or a special outing.

Stay tuned as we count down the days until Christmas. I have a lot of holiday projects to share with you.

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