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Wednesday, December 2

My Homemade Advent Calendar

DIY craft advent calendar Christmas I made this after seeing the idea in one of those seasonal craft magazines you get in the check-out line at the grocery. It’s just spruced up matchboxes tacked to a bulletin board. But I used scrapbooking paper instead of construction paper and went to town on little decorations {you can never have too much glitter, ever}. Here are all the boxes {click to see larger}:
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And what’s inside?
DIY craft advent calendar ChristmasAn Andes mint! Yum!
There was only enough room in each matchbox for 1 candy, so Adam and I are taking turns. I get odd days, he gets even, except for days when our holiday house guests are here. Then they get the goodies. And on Christmas eve there will be an extra special something for my brother-in-law if he’s able to make it here. But I’m not telling yet what it is!
Come back tomorrow for more holiday pictures!


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17 Stubborn Stains:

Melodie said...

What an awesome advent calendar. It puts mine to shame in a BIG way! If you get tired of it you could probably even sell it on Etsy!

barefacedapproach said...

VERY cool!!!! I don't know that I am crafty enough to do that. We have an Advent calendar too.... but I bought it from Target. :)

pamela said...

very very neat!

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

what a great idea!!

Meg said...

What a fun advent calendar. It turned out great. Good work! Next year you will have to share the candy with you little one too!

Bianca_73 said...

That is a fantastic idea! Now I know what to make with my kids over the next couple of days! Excellent

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

I like it! Every year I mean to make my own calendar and then I don't. This looks like an easy enough idea that I'll have to try to keep it in mind for next year. Maybe next year my son will be old enough to decorate them for me.

stu chase said...

great idea! but where do you get bulk matchstick boxes?!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Stu,
We got the matchboxes at the local dollar store!

KK said...

Awesome, you are so crafty!

Dagmar said...

Such a great idea! Ours is just a dollar advents calendar with chocolate for now. I should get the one I had as a kid, it's similar to yours and my mom still has it...

One Cluttered Brain said...

Awesome IDEA! I LOVE it. So creative!!!!
Little Dove chocolate...NIIICE!
Thanks 4 sharing. I think I'm gonna tweet this to my followers as well.
So neat!

Jessie Kaitlin said...

You are a crafty genius!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Well, I'd say the people who put the project in the magazine were the crafty geniuses. I'm a copy-cat genius. ;)

Thanks everyone for the compliments. :)

Crystal HW said...

It looks way better than I pictured it when you told me about your project. VERY COOL!!!

MormonSurrogate said...

That is freaking awesome!

Sean & Elizabeth said...

this is one of the coolest advent calendars ive seen. thanks for the holiday inspiration : )

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