Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Advent Calendar

I went to work yesterday thinking it was 29 November and that I had a couple of nights up my sleeve to get an advent calendar together for Matilda - oh boy was I shocked when I realised I had only "one sleep" to prepare for December!

So I got supplies in my lunch hour and then made this last night...


It's just lollies, wrapped into little parcels and attached to some cardboard using toothpicks and those little wire ties that come with freezer bags and lie at the bottom of the third drawer down, waiting to become useful!

It was a success but I think my January is going to have to involve the making of a re-useable advent calendar because next year in not going to be another "just-in-time" Christmas!!

So I'm going to attempt (and probably fail at) the Advent Blog-a-long (since there's only chocolate and lollies in the advent calendar for Matilda). Click on the button if you'd like to join in!

6 comments:

Kelly said...

What a great idea!

AmandaMcGregor74 said...

great idea! How about you make a scrapbook one? I have a picture of one on facebook in my scrapbook photo album.....or go to www.kidscraftweekly.com.au (I think that is the addy) and search for her advent calendar ideas! Have fune

Tanya said...

impressively quick!

humel said...

Ooh, clever :-)

We just bought choccie ones.... I keep meaning to make something but it hasn't happened yet!

sillyhappysweet said...

What a fun idea!

sophie said...

I love your advent idea! So good!