Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Advent Calendar

Last year, my good friend Kristy over at Next to Heaven  and The No-No Room, sent me a link for this really cute advent calendar from  Making Memories. I loved it! Bought it! And then it sat in a box until this Christmas. The main reason...I didn't know where I was gonna hang it. No room on our mantel. 

So...I decided to mount them on foam board covered with red fabric.
I used no liquid glue. Don't do that! When it dried you could still see where I applied the glue. So I wrapped it again and just used glue on the back.

The kit was really easy to put together. I just used my Cricut to cut out brown letters and used Glossy Accents on top. I hot glued ribbon to the back so I can hang it on our living room wall.

I printed out little activities for us to do each day, such as, watch a Christmas movie, make Christmas cookies, visit Santa, etc. I attached a little ribbon on the end with a staple so it would be easy to get out of the envelope.

Can't wait for the countdown to begin!


Lori said...

Erin, this is adorable!

kristy said...

yay- can't wait to use mine. i like the idea of putting it on a board... just need a place for it!