Our Advent Calendar in all it’s glory!
Call me a Christmas Grinch (although that would be harsh) but I decided against buying the supermarket style chocolate Advent Calendars – much to the disgrace of my children!
I was trawling through Pinterest and came across a pin that took me to this blog post and I was instantly smitten. After weeks of not being able to get it out of my head I decided that this would be our Advent Calendar this year.
Mum and Dad were heading off on a beach holiday to Yamba so I set them the mission of finding me the perfect piece of driftwood – pretty safe to say the found it (and a hundred other pieces that I can wait to get creative with).
I have filled the bags with notes from our Elf on the Shelf – Elwood. The bags are filled with treats and activities for the kids like writing to Santa, Christmas crafts, trips to places, Christmas movies etc. I sat up until 2.30am on Sunday morning getting this finished – I was determined to have it done when the kids woke!
Husband hung the driftwood using Command Hooks and it seems to be staying put!
The gorgeous patterned bags were from here, twine was from my collection and the numbers I had in my stash.
I am totally chuffed with how it turned out and will probably do a similar thing next year but with a bit more thought and planning.
Have you made your own Advent Calendar this year?!