Special Report : Advent Calendars

What's better than average storage container? Teeny storage containers filled with gifts that you open each day!

If you plan on making a non-store-bought advent calendar for your kiddies (or special someone), it's time to get moving. Here are some innovative and crafty approaches.


THE HIPSTER
Vintage printer drawer, crafty number cut-outs + Hershey Kisses


THE MATCHBOOK
Teeny matchbooks wrapped in anything pretty, perfect for gelt


THE CABINETMAKER
For people who know how to make things out of wood - properly


THE POUCH-ER
Tiny mulsin sacks with gingham ribbon.


THE BOOK-STER
My favourite! perfect for the bookworm in your life.


THE SIMPLE SLEEVE
Craft-paper envelopes (which i would fill with stickers if i was giving this to my 7 year old self)


THE LETTER
So many options here : lottery tickets, cash, gift certificates, or ideally, declarations of love


THE REUSER
Baby food containers + BlackBoardPaint + decorative wrappings


THE TREE
Wee gifts wrapped and hung... would definitely up the charm factor if these were real branches

2 comments:

Veda | 4/23/12, 3:02 PM

I adore your entire blog and have spent two days systematically going through all of your posts, and loving NEARLY every single one. The advent ideas are ingenious. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face and a skip in my step!

Laurence : | 4/25/12, 3:09 PM

Thanks Veda, very sweet of you to say... your comment is in my top 10!

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