Okay, friends. So remember earlier today when I declared that I was determined to make a last-minute DIY advent calendar? Well... I did it. It's done. The results aren't exactly amazing, but it worked.
Basically (my super cheap, super last minute) DIY advent calendar is made of 25 little wedding favour ring bags made of some sort of shiny poly muslin, with ribbon drawstring closures that I got at Dollarama. (Each packet contains 6 bags. You can probably find them in the party section, near the cards, napkins, plastic plates, etc.) To made the calendar, cinch the bags, tack them to a cork board, and number each one with a little slip or square of paper. I stamped the numbers on mine, but you could just as easily hand-letter them. The bags are decorated with little bits and bobs from around my house and yard - sprigs of evergreen, buttons, little scrolls of kraft paper, etc. I just improvised with what I had around. Like I said, the project was super cheap, and ultimately, very simple, though I will warn the perfectionists out there that you'll likely find it irritating and finicky if you want the bags to line up perfectly (I didn't, so it was no big deal).
I wanted to get this post up quickly, so I took these photos before actually filling the bags with treats or favours. Nate and I don't have kids yet, so we might put in notes to each other, or just a series of little candy treats. I haven't decided yet.
Considering that as of this morning, November 30th, I had no ideas, no plan, and no advent calendar, I'm calling today a success. What do you think? Good project?
Jen Selk Chic is one of those annoying, hard to classify blogs that's about a bit of everything to do with style. Mostly it's about interior design, vintage junk, collecting and my Goodwill addiction. It's about the things I love (the chic things, not the weird things). I hope you love them too.
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