Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My Advent Calendar...a few days late.



It wouldn't be the Holiday season if things didn't get left till the last minute. I'm just a few days late on my December advent calendar. I'm just glad I got it done before Christmas! I've seen these paper star packets all over Pinterest and I wanted to make one for Jett this year. 

Here is mine! 



I love how they look with the "Oh Holy Night" chalk poster from Caravan Shoppe. I bought the kraft paper from Uline and I used this star clipart for my template. 


I wanted to decorate each little star all cute but honestly making this advent calendar almost killed me. 
I had to cut out each star by hand, stuff them with candy, sew them together, write numbers on them and then hang each one with fishing line. If I could do it all over again I'd just buy a pre-made calendar at the store. Next year.... 

30 comments:

  1. It looks so pretty! I made a Christmas countdown for the first time this year and posted about it yesterday! It's never too late!
    Elizabeth

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  2. Wow! I am totally loving this!! So wonderful.

    Xo-L

    simplylowcountry.blogspot.com

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  3. Love this! Is it too late to copy your advent calendar? ;) That chalk poster is beautiful.

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  4. Wow great job!! I am totally impressed! I thought about making one this year but it just seemed too overwhelming!

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  5. I love it!! Great job! So how did you hang your print up and where did you have it printed? I love that too.

    Sara

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  6. I just needed a nap thinking about all that work- woah! But honestly it totally paid off, that calender is so friggin cute!

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  7. It looks darling! I just posted my Advent calendar for Knox today on the blog and I totally know what you mean...just about killed me. But we got it done!

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  8. I'm having the same problem - a bit behind in the advent calendar department. I'm with you, next year I'm going the pre-made route.

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  9. I would have trouble tearing into those, they are so cute! great job! I'm pinning it ;-)

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  10. So cute, Kirsten. I love the chalkboard art too:)

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  11. It looks amazing but I am with you on buying it! I bet Jett loves it, you are way too good at this whole mom thing :)

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  12. Adorable...Glad you did this to show...thought about making one but might just buy

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  13. It looks very cute! I am sure he is having a great time!

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  14. Great job! I'm sure it did take a lot of time, but it really does look beautiful and I'm sure Jett loves it!

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  15. I love this - what a great idea! Fabulous job:)

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  16. Well you might not feel like it was worth it- but it sure is beautiful! Hey I have a giveaway on my blog this week for a $200 gift card to Williams-sonoma, pottery barn, or west elm.. thought you might be interested!

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  17. It turned out so cute and I bet Jett loves it! Next time you need to cut a million shapes, call me and you can use my cricut...it will go a lot faster!

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  18. A pre-made calendar wouldn't be nearly as AWESOME!

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  19. Hi Kirsten! What beautiful decorations! I have a question for you on a completely different topic - I read in one of your recent posts that you use Keynote for your design boards. After having some trouble in Mac's Pages when working on one of my client's design boards today, I decided to give Keynote a try. I love it and it worked wonderfully, but now I'm having trouble posting the file to my blog. I've tried everything I can think of, but no luck. Would you mind sharing how you convert a Keynote file to a format accepted on a blog and facebook page? Thanks so much for your help!

    Nicole
    www.nicoleodettedesigns.wordpress.com

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  21. oh wow! that looks amazing! i totally hear you about the "tons of work", but it turned out so beautifully. i just went with a simple activity banner this year {free download}. xoxo

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  22. I LOVE your Advent Calendar! It's so unique! And I cannot believe you sewed each star- way to go! :)

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  23. Oh my goodness...that is so cute!! Lot of work but the outcome is perfect!

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  24. Holy smokes that is a ton of work. but oh so cute. Wow. Super impressed. That chalkboard poster is so dear. I think I need one!

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  25. Yeah but all your hard work was TOTALLY worth it! At least for all of us who can glean from your beautiful inspiration :).

    I found you through adelightfuldesign- we were both featured in Abby's advent calender post! Glad I found your adorable blog! I'm your newest follower :)

    greg-shannon-mulder.blogspot.com

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  26. What paper is the chalkboard prnted on? This is just too cute!

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  27. So,... to make this less expensive and easier... and more meaningful.... Chalkboard - any will do, and write it out. The kids help cut out the stars from brown paper bags and instead of stuffing them with candy, they each help write Scripture out on the back. You collect them, number them and hang them. When they pick a star, they get to read it. It might even be a star they wrote the Scripture on. Cute idea and an easy way to make it easy to do.

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  28. But it's Darling... seriously! I love it! And I've seen that print before and love it too! It really makes a nice accent in your hall! And you don't see these types of Advent Calendars in every house!

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