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For once I'm a little early with some of my Christmas preparations... I've been thinking of making a new advent calender for my kids for some years now - and finally I got the right motivation for doing it!! So... I'm a little early, right!? *lol*
I made the calendar by using 24 matchboxes. Since I'm a mother to three children, my plan is to hide a secret message into the numbered boxes. They will get a little wrapped gift that they have to search for in the house, or they will get an activity (like a day at the swimminghall, baking gingerbreads, making christmas decorations or stuff like that...) I think they will love their new calendar ;)
If you want to make this kind of calendar for your kids, you can find a tutorial here...
The calendar goes to the following challenges:
* Sir Stampalot Challenge - All Distressed
* Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings - Flowers
* Scrappekammeret - Anything Goes
The finished result, side #1
On the top - the sentiment is saying "Waiting time". The flower is alered from my grandmothers old candle decoration.
Cute snowman acrylic decorbutton - I think it fits the snowman dp's perfect ;)
One of the matchboxes from the inside
Others: All edges are distressed with Distress Ink Vintage Photo from Ranger. The flower is altered from one of my granmother's candle decorations. Ribbons (unknown) Silver 3d liner. Pearls. String. Letters from Nille. Thickers, acrylic snowman button. Wooden decor.
I hope you liked my calendar - and maybe you got inspired to make your own ;) I had so much fun making it, and I'm sure the kids will love it - especially in December... *lol*
Wish you a fantastic week. Tomorrow my youngest son turns 2 years so I guess there will be some kind of sugar then... *lol*
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Lots of love,