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Advent Calendars

Every year I want to make the kids advent calendars.

Every year I just never seem to get the time.

So every year I buy those crappy ones from Woolies with the little chocolates in. The kids like them just fine but every year I wish I had made them ones instead.

Well this year I HAVE (well almost)

I have been collecting ideas from Pinterest – I was going for simple so that it wouldn’t be to complicated for me to actually make or I would be put off.

I finally settled on using envelopes, sticking numbers on and popping goodies inside.

Below is a small how to ๐Ÿ™‚

I used brown envelopes from CNA – I think they call them wage envelopes – they open at the top.


Then I found some printable numbers – Cameron’s I got here and Kiara’s here.


Then cut them out and stuck them onto the envelopes and VOILA ๐Ÿ™‚ It took me about 30 minutes to do them both!


I am so super chuffed  with it. I still need to full them and make the pegs for Cameron’s ones. It was so easy to make I could kick myself for not doing it sooner.

I never made one for Jack and now feel a little crap for not doing one but really he is eating mushed up food so won’t appreciate sweets or chocolate? So he can get one next year!



  1. 23 November, 2011 / 8:21 am

    Stunning, stunning, STUNNING. And so, so easy! I love them.
    I think you should make one for Jack. Put a teething biscuit or something inside it?


  2. 23 November, 2011 / 9:11 am

    I also plan on making for Kaylin but am also looking for simple idea. This is great.

  3. 23 November, 2011 / 11:06 am

    Wow! Great idea! It seems like a very easy and super cute way to do an Advent calender.
    Cat send me her advent calender method, and I am still going to try to make it for this year, though ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. 23 November, 2011 / 7:51 pm

    Okay this TALKS to me, big time. I love stationery, I love pegs, 30 minutes, what’s not to love?!

  5. 23 November, 2011 / 8:03 pm

    PS don’t forget to link to the virtual craft party tomorrow morning ๐Ÿ™‚ (put advent calendar or similar where it asks for name)

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