Wednesday, November 24, 2010

christmas advent calendar

 I have been planning on making this advent calendar for a couple years...
 My daughter and I finally sat down together to make this one and a couple others for the sale a couple of weekends ago.  We had so much fun making it together.
Start with some tea dyed shipping tags.  I usually buy these by the box from U-line to always have them on hand. Or you can get them at Office Max.
I use them for gift hangtags, tags for pricing my antiques etc.
I pulled out my bags of old vintage christmas goodies I have collected over the years, my stamps, old photos, my glitter, some vintage broken jewelry pieces, game pieces etc.
I stamped the tags from 1 through 24.  This was so much fun to make with my daughter.  
It was like a puzzle putting the different goodies on the days.
On each tag we glued a little christmas goodie making sure that the composition of the overall month looked balanced.
I took an old vintage frame and covered some old foam core with a nice velvet fabric.  
Pin the goodies up and you will have a wonderful advent calendar for the kids to countdown the days until santa comes!
This is a wonderful holiday decor heirloom that can be passed down to your kids!


  1. Very nice.

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I look forward to meeting you at the Barn Sale. La

  2. You just have the best ideas!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  3. This is REALLY cute Linda!! All those little vintage holiday thingamajigs just make me smile!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!


  4. You two are so very talented. I just love coming to your sales. I sure hope I get to make it to the one in December.
    Happy Thaksgiving.

  5. Love this, I always love advent calendars, but this is my fave:)

  6. This is so the nostalgic goodies!