Friday, December 9, 2011

Advent Book

I have a short list of some Christmas crafts I want to do and I finally got one done!  I had mentioned that I was thinking about making a magnetic advent calendar to go with the clues in the Truth in the Tinsel ebook. Instead, I used supplies I had and made a chipboard book and it turned out pretty cute!

Chipboard book (I've had it for was on clearance at Hobby Lobby, bought it thinking I'd use it for Lil' Hunkie's 1st birthday somehow!)
Scrapbook papers
Double sided tape
Scissors/Xacto knife
Glittered foam scraps
Punches (flower punch not pictured)

I traced one of the boards and cut 6 red and 4 green and taped them on starting with the red on the outside....the last board I did red on both sides.

Front cover...the words and star are from the front of the ebook.

Opposite side of the front...these are the clues we've done already...

Front of the second board....  

This I made for day 25...Happy Birthday Jesus!

All done...front...

....inside.  Since I don't know how to count I have extra space to add photos of Lil' Hunkie and his first advent experience!

Hung it with the stockings by the tree!

It turned out to be a longer project then I would have liked but that's's done!
{The fanciest cutting tool I have is my hand!}
At least it was free to make! Can't beat free!

Don't forget about our Special Christmas Soiree going on!
This Monday we'll  be revealing our Christmas trees!!  
Until then you can link up your Christmas crafts, Holiday recipes and Christmas capturing photos!

See my Link Parties Page for where I'll be linking to as well!

Spend Less - GIve More Gift Guide!

Happy day!


Lauren @ mercy(INK) said...

LOVE THIS Gwen... I mean Jennifer ;) Thanks so much for linking up!!! -lauren @ ssh

Lindsay said...

I think this is so adorable! What a very wonderful job! You are so creative!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is such a cute idea! I really like how it turned out.

Boden said...

Very cute! Thanks for linking up! ~Jen

Anonymous said...

Super cute doll. I can't wait till L gets older so she can have a better understanding and participate with things like this :)

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This turned out great Jennifer and what a treasure to keep for years to come. Thanks for linking!

Blissful & Domestic said...

This is awesome. So cute and fun for the littles! Thanks for linking up and sharing.

Lori said...

Wonderful idea...gotta love a great keepsake. I'm a new follower too. Stop by and enter to win my Heirloom ornament made from vintage jewelry...only 1 day left to enter. Warm wishes

Betsy Pool said...

Looks very cute!! I love the idea of making your own advent calendar. It makes it more meaningful to your kids. I know, growing up, I LOVED our advent calendar because I knew my mom had invested time in making it and we went through it each year.

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

Mandy said...

Featuring this tonight at Project Queen's Highlights! I love this little book and wish that I had had one of these for them when they were little. Great idea Jennifer.

Thanks so much for linking it up!