This project has been a long drawn out one and not because it is in anyway hard! But at long last I have finished preparing the kid's advent calendar for this year. I can't wait to start it on Saturday.
How did this advent calendar come about? There are a number of reasons:
1. Molly + chocolate everyday for 24 days = total hypo nightmare!
2. Jasmin + too much chocolate = nightmare nappies!
3. I love the advent cards made by Bianca from A little delightful.
4. I wanted to start a family tradition that we could re-use every year.
So I decided to sew 24 advent bags that I could pop an advent card in and a little treasure for the kids.
Trust me I kept the sewing simple - just straight lines for me!
I found the beautiful fabric from Spotlight and was lucky to buy it when they had 30% off. I bought a meter of each. I bought white for the back of the bags in case the pegs for the numbers didn't work out. My back-up plan was to use a stencil and fabric paint to do the numbers.
Thankfully I was quite happy with the pegs. They are just plain old wooden pegs from Coles and I used some stamps and an ink pad I already had. They turned out more rustic looking than I had planned but I still think they look cute.
Inside each of the bags I put a treat/gift and one of the advent cards from A little delightful. You can find them here.
Here's some of the treats/gifts I included in the bags:
Games (bingo, snap, memory)
Big W had some great little Christmas gifts that I found on my girls weekend away last month. Discount stores have some great little pencils and novelty items too.
I used a December calendar to plan and record the treats and activities we're doing.
It's another wonderful download from A little delightful you can find here.