Saturday, December 1, 2012

Countdown to Christmas

Every year I see all these amazing homemade advent calendars. And every year I tell myself I am going to pick one to make for next year. Well this year I finally got my butt into gear and made one. I have decided that each day leading up to Christmas Virginia and I are going to do one craft each day.

I meant to make the advent calendar on Friday but got busy and let it slip til Saturday. No big deal right, it got done just in time. What I love most is that everything I used I already had in my craft supply. 

The supplies I used was:
  • Yarn
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • Glue
  • watercolor paints
  • scraps of foam
  • tissue paper
  • markers
  • crayons
  • glitter
  • painters tape


I used a glass to trace the shapes of ball ornaments. I used different color construction paper for each ball. We cut out 25 balls to represent the days leading to Christmas. Between the balls we decided to have Christmas lights. I just free handed a Christmas light shape. Cut those out of construction paper and then applied Elmer's glue to the bottom part and let Virginia add the glitter.


So next up I grabbed my yarn and pulled a long piece of string out. I arranged it christmas light / ball ornament / christmas light all the way til day 25. I stapled the christmas lights to the string to begin with.  I went into our craft room / play room and picked out the perfect spot on the wall for our advent calendar. I used painters tape to hang the string on the wall. Painters tape is my new love.  I can put anything on the wall and not worry about damaging the wall. Virginia loves hanging out artwork where ever she wants in her room, the play room, and even the master bedroom. 


Once I had the yarn taped up to the wall. I realized I really didn't need to staple the christmas lights to the yarn. I should have just used the painters tape and taped the christmas lights to the yarn onto the wall. That is what I did with the ornament balls just used painters tape and stuck it to the yarn onto the wall. IT was alot quicker then trying to staple. 

I decided that each day I will take down a ball ornament and let Virginia decorate the back anyway she wishes and then I will tape it back onto the yarn onto the wall. Along with that I have a holiday craft list that I am going to pick from for us to have a craft to do each day leading up to christmas. I figured this would be a nice way to countdown Christmas. So keep an eye on our blog and I will share each day what craft Virginia and I decide to do.


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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Countdown to Christmas


Every year I see all these amazing homemade advent calendars. And every year I tell myself I am going to pick one to make for next year. Well this year I finally got my butt into gear and made one. I have decided that each day leading up to Christmas Virginia and I are going to do one craft each day.

I meant to make the advent calendar on Friday but got busy and let it slip til Saturday. No big deal right, it got done just in time. What I love most is that everything I used I already had in my craft supply. 

The supplies I used was:
  • Yarn
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • Glue
  • watercolor paints
  • scraps of foam
  • tissue paper
  • markers
  • crayons
  • glitter
  • painters tape


I used a glass to trace the shapes of ball ornaments. I used different color construction paper for each ball. We cut out 25 balls to represent the days leading to Christmas. Between the balls we decided to have Christmas lights. I just free handed a Christmas light shape. Cut those out of construction paper and then applied Elmer's glue to the bottom part and let Virginia add the glitter.


So next up I grabbed my yarn and pulled a long piece of string out. I arranged it christmas light / ball ornament / christmas light all the way til day 25. I stapled the christmas lights to the string to begin with.  I went into our craft room / play room and picked out the perfect spot on the wall for our advent calendar. I used painters tape to hang the string on the wall. Painters tape is my new love.  I can put anything on the wall and not worry about damaging the wall. Virginia loves hanging out artwork where ever she wants in her room, the play room, and even the master bedroom. 


Once I had the yarn taped up to the wall. I realized I really didn't need to staple the christmas lights to the yarn. I should have just used the painters tape and taped the christmas lights to the yarn onto the wall. That is what I did with the ornament balls just used painters tape and stuck it to the yarn onto the wall. IT was alot quicker then trying to staple. 

I decided that each day I will take down a ball ornament and let Virginia decorate the back anyway she wishes and then I will tape it back onto the yarn onto the wall. Along with that I have a holiday craft list that I am going to pick from for us to have a craft to do each day leading up to christmas. I figured this would be a nice way to countdown Christmas. So keep an eye on our blog and I will share each day what craft Virginia and I decide to do.


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