November 27, 2010

Matchbox {Magnet} Advent Calender



With December only a few days away,  I have just finished making our advent calender! I took matchboxes and covered them with a fun stripy wrapping paper and then added embellishments that I had from pretty gift tags and cards of Christmas's past. I then added magnets to the back of them so that they can stick to the fridge. Our fridge is metallic in colour, so I added a sheet of white cardboard as a backdrop.  I think the result is very festive :)


Inside each box is a happy Christmas message or a message describing a surprise. The surprises vary from  sweets to a happy event/outing to activities planned for the day. Big One LOVES the daily surprises and I know Little One will feed off this excitement. I'm predicting that he will probably be asking me to open these little boxes more than once a day in the hope of more fun! 

13 comments:

Jill said...

What a fantastic idea! My kids would absolutely love this.

Caz said...

I LOVE this!! What a fabulous idea and it looks great too.

Michelle said...

I LOVE this idea - thanks for sharing!!

CraftyMummy said...

Your advent calendar is so cute! Thanks for dropping by my blog too.

EmilyM said...

I love this! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Lady Muck said...

Love it! Who thought matchboxes could be so cute. I love advent calendars! x

KM said...

Beyond brilliant!!!! Those boxes are so darling you are going to have to stop you adult guests from peeking. :)

Michelle said...

This is awesome!!

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

Love this and loved seeing you on the crafty crow today!

Love and Lollipops said...

Thank you so so much for all your kind comments! It is awesome to be featured on The Crafty Crow!(Thanks Vanessa:))

CraftyMummy said...

I knew I had seen this somewhere before! Thanks for visiting my linkup week!

maggy, red ted art said...

Oh wow! Another adorable craft! How cute is this!!


I would LOVE for you to join us (again) at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) - current link up http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/15/kids-get-crafty-christmas-baubles/

Hope to see you there!

Maggy

c is for cape town said...

Oooo, I'm making a matchbox advent at the mo and then stumbled across this post via Becoming You (I hadn't gotten this far back in your archives yet :)
And I'm so glad I did! I was going to put all the matchboxes in a big glass bowl but I love the fridge magnet idea!
I've made a little divider for the inside of the boxes so each day's box holds two small chocs, one for each girl.
Can't wait to REVEAL it to them :)

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