Thursday, December 06, 2012

Advent Calendar

I love hanging out over at The Paper Passion. I posted for some help with an advent calendar that will fit Legos and I got some GREAT ideas! After some web searching I thought of these bags from Whisker Graphics . The might be better know for Divine Twine..which of course I got some for the Holidays...the Green and Red spool which I used loads of for this project. I just didn't have time to alter something myself or even build one out of paper so these bags are perfect! 

 Well, I needed one that I could fit a Leg figurine so there needed to be room. I decided on some of the little treat bags from Whisper Graphics.  I knew the would be PERFECT to use when I got my Mullen Crest kit! (which is sold out, I hope you got yours..but there is still one Angel wings kit!!!)
Now..the lighting in our kitchen isn't so great so these first few pics are a bit rough (keep scrolling...I captured photos of them off the hooks for better lighting) I have this wire here already because I use clothespins that Owen and I painted to hang their artwork. I took that down, got some Melissa Frances clips and Voila! We have our 2013 Advent Calendar. PLUS, these were SO FUN to decorate!
The Jillibean Soup Label stickers from the kit fit perfectly along the top of the bags.
And some close ups of the gorgeous patterned papers in Mullen Crest. I used a snowflake punch and banner punch to get some of these embellishments and some rubons from my stash.

These photos are much better!

Banner punch, Martha holly punch, Spellbinder's die, Papertrey Ink die...
tools make life easy!



More punches and a glimpse of the pp in the Mullen Crest kit.



Here is Henry opening his bag for today:


Here he is digging in:

And Happy as a clam with a new Indiana Jones Lego guy :)
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8 comments:

BabyBokChoy said...

This is really a GREAT GREAT idea!!!

snappy scrappy said...

I agree...awesome idea! Lee-Ann :)

Ava Gavloski said...

ellen, this is super cute ideal and oh so love the little brown bags, going to share with leggo friends, i think they will like this ideal for next year!!! thanks for visiting my blog and hosting the core annual event...
ava g

Barbara H said...

So clever and love his picture.

Andrea Amu said...

Those bags turned out super cute, Ellen!

Linda Beeson said...

So cute, what a good idea. We got lots of those little lego guys around here in December in our count down calendar!

Rebecca said...

totally cute! looks like it was well loved too!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Aww, so sweet!