Advent Calendar DIY

Hello lovies! 

I know it’s technically late, but I wanted to share our DIY Advent Calender with you.  It’s totes fun! Here is a glimpse of a few we have made in the past:

http://instagr.am/p/WrAM-/

http://instagr.am/p/S2zvhYBFJv/

This year we decided to do simple white envelopes made out of card-stock, and embellished with washi tape, photos, scrapbooksupplies, and anything we had lying around the house.  This years calendar is strung up on the mantle with mini glittered clothespins from American Crafts-because you can never have to too much glitter! 

AC 6 Pile of stuff

I used scrapbook supplies from BasicGrey, K&Company, and American Crafts.  I cut the numbers out with my trusty Cricut.  For those of you not familiar with the Cricut devices, its basically a machine that cuts numbers, letters, and images out of paper.  There are tons of different cartridges that you can buy, and even markers that will draw the characters on paper.  I used a sheet of adhesive backed vinyl, and it was super easy to just peel off the backing and place them on the paper.  I highly recommend it! 

AC 1

AC 2

AC 3

AC 4

AC 5

AC craftermathThis is what my husband commonly refers to as the “craftermath.”

And here is the final product.  It is not very traditional, but it is very feminine, and kitschy which suits my girls perfectly.  Some of the envelopes are filled with candy, and others have activities like going to the movies, ice skating, camp out nights, and so on.  

AC whole view

I hope you enjoyed our cute DIY Advent! 

XO-Tara

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