{How To} Hanging the Holiday Advent Calendar

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New House- New Traditions! Advent Calendar Snap Shot

As promised – here are a few snap shots of the finished advent calendar project.

advent calendar -The Sewing Loft

(Click here if you missed the advent calendar “how to”)

To make things fun, I ran to the local Dollar store and picked up small “usable” items for my girls. Like hair ponies, chap stick, combs, brushes, socks…. you get the picture. No junk!

I wrapped each one separately in just plain old news paper. For a splash of color & spot of whimsy, I hot glued some fabric scraps and made a few paper flowers. Super simple, easy to make and cost – ZIP!!

To be fair, the real reason I wrapped everything in news paper is to avoid any overlap of wrapping paper with Santa. Yes, my older daughter still believes and I would like to keep that going as long as possible.

For the reminder of the year, I will be posting short, quick tips and tricks to help keep your holidays stress free. From easy gift ideas to packaging tips, I should have you covered.

So, tune in tomorrow for a simple gift idea from Melissa at Studio MCA Designs.

Happy Crafting!

**Remember, I would love to see your advent calendar.  Be sure to share photos on my facebook page!

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  1. very cute I am sure the kids will love it!

  2. I love the simplicity of the newspaper wrapping paper with your added sweet details! My Grandma made me an Advent candy calendar when I was little–it is a happy memory! Your girls will have so much fun!

    • What a great memory! I love memory makers! I am thinking that will be one of my personal goals for 2012. Create more memory makers for the kids. There are so many simple ways to create them and they do not have to cost a bundle.

  3. What a charmer of a project and yay for the little believer. How fun to still have one of those in the house. Thanks for linking this great idea up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  4. I love the newspaper flowers. Very creative!

  5. So cute!! Love the patterns and colors you used for the advent calendar (I loved looking at that post too, so thanks for linking to it)!!

    There is so much you can do with newspaper – great job!

    Thanks for sharing this with the Take it Tuesday blog hop!!

  6. I love the newspaper wrapping! That is so cool and creative.

  7. D @ The Shady Porch says

    It’s projects like this that make Christmas memories that last forever! Nice job! Thanks for sharing!

  8. The calendar looks good – love the colors.

    That newspaper wrapping is gorgeous! What a great way to stay GREEN this holiday season:)

    If you get a chance – love for you to link up to my “Made by ME” linky party: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/12/made-by-me-9-linky-party-and-features.html