Thursday 1 December 2011

Christmas can finally begin….thank you!

I know, I know!  I’ve been making christmas cards for a while now, but lights up for Bonfire Night?  Trees decorated in November!?  I swear blind it gets earlier every year!  But at least we can now say “ Woohooo!  The countdown can begin!”  So I strung this Advent Calendar for the kids this year. 

Advent Calendar

It’s my daughter’s birthday on the 13th December so we have a rule not to decorate the house before then, so we can keep her birthday special and as unmerged from Christmas as possible.  But everyone needs an Advent Calendar…..even if it only helps the panic set in as you realise you still have so much to do and so little time to do it in!!   :-).  Here’s a close up:

Advent Calendar - Close up

Anyways….these sour cream cartons are really easy to make.  Drop me a line if you need the instructions.

Advent Calendar - Even CloserWith this calendar I’ve only used a glue dot in the centre of the bottom edge and I’ve left the top open.  This is so I can put the treats in the top and the kids can easily pop the bottoms open.   I’ve punched holes in the top edge to string them on to the cord.  Hmm…hope that makes sense!

Hope you like it.  I’m going to enter this in the following challenges

Make it Monday  {Linky Party}

Fab N Funky  {Anything Goes}.

Cute Card Thursday {Numbers}




  1. So pleased I saw this on MIM, It's great xx Jan

  2. Fabulous Avent Calender,my daughters birthday is the 12th, so we wait to put up the decorations too....Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  3. What a brilliant idea and so unique...looks fabulous hanging u there, and what a lovely thing to do, keeping the house normal till her Birthday is over.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  4. aaaww, it is so cute, love those little cartons to hold special treats in!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    have a great day, Debxx

  5. fabulous creative twist on the advent calender! HUgs Juls

  6. What a creative idea. Very nice.
    Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

    Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
    them on Make It Monday.

  7. So adorable! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!



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