Monday, 30 November 2009

Advent Calendar Crafts

Both of the Advent Calendars I have made this year disappeared very quickly when I put them in the staffroom, I made 20 mini and 8 chalkboard ones, but tonight I have found myself making one more of each.
Advent calendar 2
I had to laugh because I had to consult my own blog for instructions on how to make the mini advent calendar! A friend said to me on Friday that her daughter had taken one look at hers and had swiped it for her student digs and now she didn’t have one!
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I know I always harp on about the great craft stuff you can find in Poundshops, but I have to admit to being very disappointed with their stickers this Christmas. These chipboard 3D stickers were on sale last year and again this year. I may be being fussy but they are a little too American for me, especially with the Happy Holidays and Believe phrases, but I got a couple of packets just in case…..
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And I am glad I did, because I have used them tonight to make another Advent Chalkboard (see October achive)
Snowman Closeup
The snowman was a perfect substitute for the original snowman. Now all I have to do is find a use for each of the other stickers.

5 comments:

Mrs Bs Blog said...

I love the chalkboard, great idea.xxx

Chris G said...

Helen... I have just come back from four days away and after checking my emails, this blog and Mum's monkey were what I had to check out, to see what I had missed. I had a thought that you ought to print a book about Mum's monkey, straight from the blog. Children would love it. I am sure Jan could help you.

Happy1234 said...

I want 2 of those mini advent calenders!! please make me 2 :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Love 'em..clipboard one really appeals to me - am a bit of an office stationery junkie I think!! And take Chris G's advice..I agree!

Rainmac said...

They are so fab and have made me remember that I was going to make a mini advent calendar for my boys and I haven't yet so best get cracking!!!