Monday, December 03, 2012

December Advent Calendars!

We have started a few new traditions at my house since having kids!  Our december to do list, Advent calendars and this year Elf on a Shelf!  Super fun!

This year though I made new "reusable" advent calendars for the kids and I had fun making and filling them.

I did make some my for nieces and nephews so if you are tackling one of these I am a pro... let's just say power tools were involved!!

Anyways here are the ones I made for my kids... Jack and Abby!

A close up of Jackon's. I used Simple Stories and tons of embellishments

A close up of Abby's. I used Aspen Frost by Basic Grey and lots of beautiful things I have been collecting!
Like the felt flower from my good friend Patricia! ( I would link her blog but she doesn't have one, crazy huh)

Some more pics of the details...


I bleached out some bottle brush trees and added little clips so i can switch out the pics as they grow!


Regan said...


Tammy said...

Your bleached bottle brush trees look awesome! I definitely need to make these for my boys for next year. I love that you have the clip to change out the photo every year. Did you buy the actual frame, or did you actually build it--is this what you meant by power tools???!!???

Tracey said...

These are just amazing Dee!! Love them!!

Joanne said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these! And your photos of the kids are too adorable!
Joanne xo

Dr. J said...

Stunning Dee! So special with so many details!

Rosanne said...

they are gorgeous!

Laura said...

these are so beautiful, i love all of the little embellies you added. and such a great idea to add a spot for their photos, pics with Santa would look awes om here! you totally rocked these!

Charlene said...

SO cute!! I love how you added the kids pics in the center :-)

MaryAnn said...

WOW have been busy...4 advent calendars...lots of work but they are all beautiful.

Avril Tanner said...

These are absolutely perfect! Love how your trees turned out!

Charlene said...

So cute!!!!!