Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Matchbox Advent Calendar

When I picked Amanda's name at our office Secret Santa, I knew just what I would craft for her. She loves loves loves Christmas AND she has a baby boy due in March. I'd seen these matchbox advent calendars on several blogs and craft sites, and just knew I could make a super cute one for her family of three to enjoy for years to come.

I lined each box with paper, painted the drawers ends white, made ribbon pulls (using Fray Check on the ends; love this product!), filled the drawers with goodies, covered the outside of the boxes with wrapping paper, and embellished with plastic bulbs, a snow-tipped forest tree, and a little deer nestled on reindeer moss. For the numbers, I used an old-fashioned rubber stamp, the kind where you turn a wheel to the numbers you want to print.

Amanda was thrilled. And it was one of the most fun craft projects I've ever done!




7 comments:

Traci @ The Bakery said...

OMGosh!!! That is AMAZING!!! Are the bottom boxes the large boxes of matches? LOVE IT!!!

Denise said...

That is one of the cutest things I have seen in a loooong time!

XXDEnise

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What a cute idea! Did your purchase the matchbox thing? Little ones would love the goodies that they find inside! Have a Merry Christmas! Jackie

Honey said...

I know it is rude to ask this....I tell my daughter this all the time...but can I come over to play at your house? It looks like soooo much fun! :)

Elizabeth said...

Love it! So cute and festive :)

Celestial Charms said...

What a lovely idea. It would be perfect for someone of any age too!
Maureen

stephanie said...

This is so cute!

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