Monday, November 30, 2009

easy peasy advent calendar.

I've wanted a GOOD advent calendar for a few years now. One that you could put a little something in.
I wanted this advent calendar from Pottery Barn Kids, but $69...I don't think so. Besides, it's sold out anyway.
So, I came up with my own, and it cost about $15.
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Need:
12x12{ish}piece of plywood {about $2.
25 boxes. {I got mine for .25 each}
decorative paper {$4}
mod podge glue {$3}

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glue on boxes {with lids on} in 5 rows of 5.
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Yeah, it's not all perfect and even, but you get the picture.
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Then take off all your lids and cover them with your paper, and numbers if you'd like.
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Wallah. Easy peasy advent calendar.
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9 comments:

Danielle said...

This is SO great, Anne! What a fabulous idea! I'm bookmarking this for future use!

Bethany said...

Adorable. I love it

Not Hannah said...

This is an awesome idea! I made ours a few years ago, but I'll pass this on to others.

bethyoung said...

First of all, I love your post category "I can be like Martha, too"! That is excellent. And yes you can, p.s.

Also, LOVE this! Where did you get the boxes, that is key information.

Thanks girly, looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

Now go to the Girl Talk blog and check out their Ideas for stuffing their boxes with scripture and a treat and your set!! great job!

anne said...

the boxes are from Michaels :)

Jane said...

Very creative! The boys will love it!

Samantha said...

i love michaels. i am headed there tomorrow to make a Christmas gag gift. this is beautiful. i am going to hold on to this idea for the future. thank you for sharing :)

Katie said...

This is SO cute. You are so creative and crafty.