Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Last Minute Advent Calendar

So I've done it again. I seriously need to remember that November DOES NOT have 31 days in it! And I shouldn't leave my advent calendar making until the late night of November 30.

I think I've managed to make a pretty cool calendar this year - thanks to some inspiration from the Kids Craft Weekly newsletter.

First I dragged out all my freebie Christmas paper from years of subscribing to Better Homes & Gardens magazines. I cut them into 6" squares and made origami cups using an online tutorial. They're very easy to make once you get into the swing of things. And then I wrote on the numbers and used a hole punch and some curling ribbon to make handles.
The I grabbed some pegs off the clothes line and hang these up along one of the steel beams in our living area. I was debating hanging them on the Christmas tree but that would be too easy!!
And the kids seemed pretty happy with it when they woke up this morning (although Kelvin thought they were boats, but that's OK)!

4 comments:

Sarah said...

oh ange, you think you're last minute. I'm wondering if anyone will notice that ours starts on the second! Having a week away at the end of November is really not a great idea...

Jo in TAS said...

No advent treats at our place this year, there's too much happening!

AmandaMcGregor74 said...

hee hee, cant wait to see next years last minute advent calendar!! Glad you liked the kids craft weekly newsletter though!

Bellgirl said...

Congratulations on making the deadline!- I'm still doing mine, one day at a time ;)