|My pretty daughters modeling the new wreath...|
|Closer view - I just used pine tree bits from our tree - hope it lasts...|
I'm thinking maybe a simple stocking like many of the ones on this page, but with a trim of either faux sheepskin or Minky Cuddle Dimple Dot Tiffany Fabric. Aubri has a purple pillow case made of this material and it's so luxurious feeling....not that we'd be rubbing our stockings on our faces or anything but you never know (we just might be that happy with our stocking contents Christmas morning...)
|I would LOVE some footed pajamas in this material--- so scrumptious and sumptuous!|
I have a few of the faux sheepskin pillow covers for the pillows in the living room and I really love them. I could see that material on our stockings....
I could also see a new tree skirt made up of Minky Cuddle Dimple Dot Tiffany Fabric... I just want to wrap myself in that material!
I also want to create an advent calendar because I don't like the countdown calendar that we have. It's a wooden misspelled (haha, jokes on us as it was Made in China) gawdy thing that the kids might like but doesn't put me into the Holiday Spirit one bit. The only activity is replacing the wooden numbers each day. I like the idea of adding activities to our advent calendar.
The Pottery Barn burlap calendar from last year is adorable (shown below) but I couldn't see myself spending $99 for it and it's not even available. I do love me some PB items but something like this seems like a crafting challenge that I might be able to handle.
|Pottery Barn Burlap Advent Calendar (2010)|
I found a cool knockoff tutorial that I might have to utilize and I think I still have a cool linen tablecloth that I can use as well. I bet I have all I need already in my possession. I have a bag of green felt squares that I could use to make the pockets and I was thinking it might be cute to add birdies like this along with numbers to the pockets.
Have you ever used an Advent Calendar? Do you do different activies every day leading up to Christmas or do you just use it to count down? Any suggestions for activities?
Inquiring minds want to know...