Our 2011 Advent Calendar

advent calendar

I have to blame pinterest for this project
okay, for almost all of my projects, but this one especially.
We have never had an advent calendar at our house.
I know, bad mom award headed my way.
After seeing all the cute ones pinned lately I could not resist making one!

I just made simple white paper pockets, added scrapbook paper to the fronts
printed out cute numbers and activities, added some rubbon and done…
phew, saying all that makes it seem like a lot more work , but it was super easy
It took the longest to make all 25 pockets.

I have not decided yet how we will hang this, or where…
I did buy mini clothes pins so thinking that’s what we will do…


Here is where I got the free printable for the numbers:

I also found these great ideas…
If I had more time I would have made one like this…

Source: etsy.com via Chrissy on Pinterest

or this..

Source: etsy.com via Chrissy on Pinterest

If I would have won a silhouette I would have made one like this:

I also made a cheat sheet calendar so I know what activities are coming up each day.
feel free to copy and use this! – you can download it for free here

I found a great idea through a friend on how to display my calendar…

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  1. I am half way done with my silhouette advent…many that sucker is time consuming. 5 hours in and I have half the boxes done. I have been looking for a list of activities and this is perfect. Thanks!

  2. I LOVE IT!!!!!!! you did AWESOME!

  3. I love your ideas! They are great! Cute little envelopes too!

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