My 2012 Advent Calendar

December 1st is just around the corner so it is time to break out the advent calendar!  I am super excited about the one we made this year so, without further ado, here is my 2012 Advent Calendar.

I started with 25 little mittens I cut using my Cameo out of shimmery blue scrapbook paper.

I decorated the mittens using a combination of scrapbook paper and washi tape.

I found some adorable little mini clothespins in the Target dollar spot and picked up 25 of them for my calendar.

On black Friday, I grabbed an 18×24 frame that I removed the glass and backing from.  Then, I spray painted it white.
I hot glued red ribbon to the back and clipped on my mittens.

The countdown is on {or at least it will be come December 1st!}


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  1. Rachel says:

    this is super cute!! i’m brainstorming ideas to make an advent calendar too :)

    rachel x

  2. Erica Bodker says:

    Stalking you from the hop, i’m your newest follower, would love if you could come by and follow back?

  3. Ellora says:

    Such a cute idea! And so easy!! I’m still working on putting mine together!! Ack, just a few days left! ;) Thanks for sharing! I love your idea!!

  4. What a darling advent calendar! Love the little mittens!

  5. Cute!!!

  6. Andie Jaye says:

    those look amazing! craft fair worthy! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  7. Julie says:

    Cute! Love the little mittens! found you at House of Hepworths. :)

  8. This is super cute! :)
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  9. malia says:

    What a great advent calendar! Darling! Malia

  10. K Coake says:

    So adorable! I love this idea…wish I had wall space for something like this. Love the colors and the decorations you added.

  11. Very cute Advent calendar and I love the color combination…I bet you could swap out the mittens for something to match just about any occasion! Love it!

  12. Christy says:

    I love it. Awesome job. Thanks for linking up with Tip-toe thru Tuesday.

  13. Christina says:

    super super cute!! I love little mittens, and I love the colors in your Advent calendar too :) I’m pinning this!

    Thanks for linking up to “20 Below Thursday”! :)

  14. Lolly Jane says:

    The mittens are SO dang adorable! We featured it today!! Would love it if you spread the word (;

  15. Those are so cute! I love the washi tape embellishments. :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  16. Shannon says:

    OMGosh…those are so adorable! I’m in love with the colors and the mittens. Great job!!

    Mrs. Truffle

  17. Really lovely. Merry Christmas!

  18. Angela says:

    So pretty! I hope you don’t mind, I’m going to copy this great idea!

  19. Chloe West says:

    Found this at the Your Creative Timeout linkup! SUCH a cute advent calendar! What do you do when the day comes? Just turn it over? Is there an activity or something on the back, or what?

    - Chloe

  20. Katie Adams says:

    I love this Christmas Advent Calendar. So cute! Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday. I have featured you with this this week’s party. Don’t forget to grab a feature button! You deserve it!

  21. I love how this turned out!!

  22. I just noticed you linked these up to the Winter Wonders & Holiday Happenings link party. I’m glad you did, thanks for stopping by!
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  23. sarah says:

    Omgosh I love this! Cannot wait to have children to make this for :)

    I made a more “adult” version for my husband over at would love to know what you think.

    Sarah x
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