Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Advent Calendar

OK, So I'm cheating, a little.  This is another project I did a couple years ago.  I took two 12x12 sheets of cardstock and attached them together with a ribbon and my sewing machine.  One each 12x12 I created 12 pockets that hold cards with activities.  Now, I admit that I'm not perfect at completing these activities every year, but it's nice to have it around anyway.

Normally I display this on a 12x12 clipboard, but mine is busy this year.  I can't remember the paper line I used, I think it was something by Recollections.  But I loved the muted reds and greens (and pinks too!).  Some of the numbers came from an epoxy sticker sheet I had, but I didn't have enough for all the numbers, so I printed the rest on my computer. 

Each pocket has an activity.  Here are some examples: sip some hot cocoa, make a paper chain for the remaining days before Christmas, write a letter to Santa, make a treat to deliver to friends.  The list goes on...