haul out the holly...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

holy smokes.
thanksgiving break. how i shall miss thee. remember that time we had a good time at boss' parents' house? remember the time that we had fakesgiving with my family and we ate some awesome food and set up christmas for my mom? and holy cow, how could we forget the awesome time we had chilling with the lady m? relaxing? going antiquing? thrifting? helping my friend move? finding new blogs? not grading a single paper? being besties? remember that time?
to ease the pain of returning to work. returning to responsibilities. i'm decorating for christmas. we're off to get our one real tree (we have about 5-6 fakies) later this week but in the meantime, we set up our advent calendar. lady m loves it. on many levels. i mean, she's tiny. the tree and the ornaments are tiny. match made in heaven.

here's how it works, i got 2 cork boards (pretty sure i bought them at michaels with a coupon), 4 sheets of  felt (i chose pink and red), some pom-pom ribbon (pink), red velvet ribbon, some adhesive spray, a numbers stencil, some smallish ornaments and a pint-sized tree topper star, and some white paint. combine all of the above ingredients and you get an advent calendar of awesomeness.
but seriously. out of all of my christmas decor, he's one of my favorites.
the lady loves it. i can tell she's chomping at the bit to be able to put those ornaments on this guy...

the tree sits on my kitchen table. he looks a little plain right now. but just you wait, henry higgins, just you wait...pretty soon, we'll be looking for an open space to put those last few ornaments.
i can't freaking wait.
ok, christmas. thank you. as i'm typing, i can feel the anxiety and stress about the return of real life melting away. yes, there will be things to do. yes, it won't be an easy-breezy next few weeks. but in the middle of it, there are cookie exchanges, gingerbread parties, st. nick night, christmas parties, and at the end...*ahhh...christmas.
things i've learned:
1. i made this craft 2 years ago. so i didn't take any pics of the process. i could have remade it to take pics, but honestly, it is such an easy craft, i know you can figure it out. if you have any questions, send me an email. i'd love to help out however i can.



Jaimee said...

I love your blog and would be thrilled if you would do a guest post for me with a Homemade Christmas project! I'll be scheduling one guest post/week thru December. Weeks 3 and 4 still need to be filled. Let me know if you are interested and I'll give you the deets : )
Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

This is so cute, and a unique Advent calendar idea I haven't seen yet. I'll pin this when I get home. Would you like to submit it for my blog birthday party celebration? I have some spots open. Let me know.

Carrie @ www.myfavoritefinds.blogspot.com

Jill said...

What a nice simple advent calendar! Great idea!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Natasha said...

what a great idea!!! might do this next year with a small tree in my kitchen window Thanks. pinning!!!

Would love it if you could share this on my link party at www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Natasha xxx

Sara said...

So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

Tenille said...

This turned out so cute. What a great idea. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.


Marilyn said...

This turned out AMAZING.. Very very lovely ; )) I have a "Special Christmas Soiree" happening via my blog that I would sincerely LOVE for you to share this awesome feature pweease.. ).. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-favorite-christmas-recipea-special.html thanks a bunch.. Wishing you an awesome mid-week.. ~M

Kerryanne English said...

What a fantastic idea - love it!!

I'd love for you to share this project on Inspiration Friday at Simply Christmas http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday.html

star pluss said...

I get so Inspiration of your project. I really appreciate of your work. I glad to you. Thanks for sharing it.
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Emily said...

SO cute! I love this idea! I'm having an advent link up and would love for you to join!

Sara said...

SO darling!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/

Q @ JAQS said...

What a cute idea!

If you get a chance - love for you to link up to my "Made by ME" linky party: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/12/made-by-me-9-linky-party-and-features.html

AmieAnn said...

This is sooo adorable.. what a great way to countdown!
Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

Tricia said...

What a fun idea!


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