11.30.2009

Christmas Advent Calendar

Merry Christmas! I can officially say that now, even though I've been guilty of playing Christmas music in my house for a few weeks now. :)

Over the weekend, like many of you I am sure, we unpacked our Christmas decorations. If you've been around here for awhile, you will remember my Christmas advent calendar from last year:

I made it when I was 8 months pregnant last year, and I still love it! Each box opens up and allows me to hide a little treat for my kids for each day leading up to Christmas. Nina can hardly wait to dive in tomorrow. Henry doesn't care so much, but he will next year, I am sure!

I have a detailed tutorial from last year on how I made this, so if you feel like getting all messy and taking on another project this Christmas season, click here for instructions! Happy Mod Podging!


37 comments:

Rambling Girl said...

Simply love it, Carrie! I am so behind in my decorating but will jump on board this week.

Jboo said...

Oh Carrie -- it is so cute -- I love it! You are such a clever Mom!

Have a great week!

Janet

Kelli said...

I've loved this since I saw it last year. I used these boxes for the little advent calendar that I made this year.

Christy said...

I loved this last year and I love it again this year!

Suzanne said...

I've seen a lot of cute advent calendars the last few weeks, but in my estimation this is the BEST. Love the fact that you can easily hide something in the box. Really cute!

Cherish said...

Saw this post last year and have it on my list to imitate. I absolutely adore it! I'll be a few days late, oh well!

Darlene said...

I remember it and it is STILL just adorable!

Courtney said...

This is so cool. I love it!

Victoria said...

Glad you posted this...I was just thinking about your Advent Calendar from last year this morning. :)

Where did you get your numbers for it?

Sandy Toes @ Shell in your Pocket said...

So cute and fun!
sandy toe

Kim said...

It is such a darling advent calendar. We just put ours up tonight. Can't believe tomorrow is December 1!

burlap + blue said...
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Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh, I do remember this from last year......so cute!! Unfortunately, I am lazy....and buy the cheapo ones in the store with the chocolate behind each door!! the kids love it, but I would like something pretty like this!!

Hope you and the family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

xo,

Lisa

burlap + blue said...

I remember this from last year...thanks for reposting!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I loved it then and still think it is charming! I'd like an advent calendar for each kid - so that the can all open something every day, and then rotate.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Victoria--
The numbers are from Michael's, if I remember right. They are just stickers that I put on before I used the Mod Podge. Good luck finding them!
Carrie

Amber said...

Love this just as much as I did last year! We put up our tree this weekend, but I still need to finish putting out our other decorations so I put the boxes back away!

Jessica said...

I was just looking for a cheap calendar at Walgreens today, but I'm so glad that you reminded me of this. I'm going to refresh my memory by going back to the tutorial.

Sarah said...

What is the surprise for today? I have to get on the ball and decide what kind of advent calendar to have for our family. I remember this from last year and it is still as cute as ever!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Ah yes, your darling advent calendar! Love it!

Tiffany said...

I haven't seen this before. I LOVE it! One of the cutest advent calendars I have seen! Adorable.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Sarah-
The surprise for today was Santa socks I got for $1 at Target. Love it! I will admit that some leftover Halloween candy made it into the boxes too, but since it's still sitting around a month after Halloween, I doubt anyone is missing it! :)

Have you gotten your cute little hat for Anna Claire yet?

allthingsjuice said...

One year later it's still gorgeous!

jennykate77 said...

I remember this from last year...I loved it then and I still LOVE it now! I want to make one for myself...now if I could just find the time..."O, time...where are you?" :P Hope you're having a great week!♥

Leah said...

I love this and used it as inspiration for mine this year!

Nancy said...

I love this. So fresh and fun. My kids have an advent calendar but my mom bought it for them and she fills it up with little goodies. Special because it is from granny but yours is simply darling!

Simply Fabulous said...

I love your calendar! I have been eyeing similar ones in the store but haven't bought one. I am thinking about trying your design. Wish me luck!

Kari

Lisa & Gerald said...

Beautiful..I been decorating too...Hope you have a great weekend..

The Fifield Kail Family! said...

Thank you for the Good idea. I have decided to make my Grandmother one for Christmas and put 25 reasons why I LOVE her. Now I hope I can just get it done in time. I think I'll do an everyday fun black and white theme. =) Thank You!

Kim said...

I just blogged about advent calendars today.

Anonymous said...

haha~ funny!.thank .you for .your ..share.....

Domestically Chic said...

This is so adorable. I am going to try and make one for next year. Thanks for the idea! :)

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

That is SO cute - I love it!! I can't wait to make one. :)

gina said...

SOO cute!

lcsmom said...

Just finished making mine!! Love it so much. Thank you a ton for the great idea. I have been trying to find an advent calendar I liked for a long time.

I found a pre-made Magnetic "memory" board at Hobby Lobby so it took some work out if it. It had writing on the magnetic board so I just spray painted it black. My frame is also black but I thought it would be fun to use other times of the year. It would be a really cute way to distribute favors at a party as well. Thanks again!!

Kim Hancock said...

Great idea... this is too cute!

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Carrie, that calendar is beautiful and so fun! LOVE it! Merry, merry Christmas!