Here's what I did:
Select 12 sheets of fun brightly coloured 12x12 paper.
Fold it in half. And cut it so you have 2 envelopes from one sheet.
Fold it more than half way.
Again! Fold over the lip.
Cut out two small triangles from the top.
So far, it looks like this:
I cut the bottom too, so it would be easier to grab the event papers out of the envelope. I used double sided tape to seal the sides.
There you have it. 24 brightly coloured envelopes.
Now, to embellish. I got my sister to print these numbers out on her computer (seriously, why don't I have a printer? I saw one in a flyer tonight for $48!!) Anyways, I found the perfect sized circle from my mousse bottle to draw my shapes. You might have a circle punch (Handy!!)
Cut out the circle numbers with straight scissors, and the I pulled out the cute edged scissors for colourful paper to go around the number.
They look like this in the end.
The little snowflakes I got at the dollar store last year (are mini clothes pins) and hung all my Christmas cards on them. This year I am using them for my cute advent calendar.
These cards hang on the wall in my front entry.
What did I fill them with? Well, my family, we like to do things together, so in each day we have a different thing we can all do. I love doing it this way, and OF COURSE the kids do too! They love spending time with their awesome parents!!! *wink, they are still young!
I will share what we do on each day in a later post.
So did you make an advent calendar? I want to see your ideas!!