I really wanted to do something special for an advent calendar. I wanted to have fun little candy gifts instead of the lame chocolate that always comes with the store bought calendars. I found this idea over at Burdastyle.com and I knew that I just had to try it! I bought the fabric and ribbon on Etsy and the numbers are actually American Crafts vinyl Thickers!
Since I am sewing machine illiterate, it took me a million years to actually finish these. If I knew what I was doing, it would have taken me a lot less time. However, I am thrilled with the outcome! The stairs are in my breakfast nook, so this is the perfect little area for the kids to have some fun Christmas things just for them! I also have a little tree for them with their 12 Days of Christmas gifts.
I filled the stockings with Hershey's kisses, candy canes and other little candies. Once they have their treat, we take the stocking down. Maddux loves counting the stockings so that he knows when Santa is coming.
My friend Patrizzia did a super cute advent calendar using mittens. I love that all of the mittens are different. Such a cute project!
Do you have an advent calendar? Do you use something unique to count down the days until Christmas? I would love to hear about it!!