I was on top of things for Halloween, but I am SO BEHIND on Christmas decorating and items. It’s December 8 and I haven’t taken Christmas photos yet to make up cards. I’m guessing cards may not happen this year. We did get some decorations up, but not all of them. I’m so frustrated because I’ve been sick a couple of weeks now, made a trip to see family for Thanksgiving and another trip to family for a funeral. I can’t seem to catch up and I really just want to sleep. Ahhhh winter.
Fortunately, I found one task I could complete thanks to Pebbles and Piggytails; she made her own advent calendar using these Karen Foster countdown calendars so I decided to do my own spin on it. It was a quick project and I was able to sit in front of the fireplace sipping cider while I did most of the work so I managed to finish it despite feeling meh.
The blank calendar made it super easy and it was fun to decorate. I’m glad that I got this finished before Christmas was over, even if the first day we opened a drawer was the 7th!
While that was drying, I used the template to cut out scrapbook paper for the fronts of the drawers. Make sure to make them slightly smaller than the drawer. I had some areas that overlapped and they made the drawers harder to open.
Mod podge your scrapbook paper onto the fronts.
Add the numbers (included in the calendar) to the front of the drawers).
Put all your drawers back inside the calendar and add your treats.
This year I filled it with chocolates, but in the future I’d like to do something different (varying the drawers) so each day is more of a surprise. I just didn’t have the energy for that this month. But hey- I can reuse this next year so no worries. I’ll get to it another time.
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