Advent Blog:Garland

12.03.2007

Last year we put together a little tree garland with paper rings. It served as our Advent Calendar with little things to do each day.

This year we decided on a tree and star Advent Garland. We still added little things to do each day: cocoa by the fire, read a christmas book, make cookies. Nothing fancy and I made sure to plan out the days so it works with our schedule. I would love to have a fancy mom made calendar, but time was short and anything to keep the girls busy. So cookie cutters for patterns, leftover scrapbooking paper, and a little hard work by Annie a beautiful kid made garland we had.

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I love all the backwards numbers.

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If ever I was to make a garland I would be sure to find some great inspiration from one of these links.

A Peek Inside the Fish Bowl
All Sorts
Zopeuse's on Flickr
Craft Magazine
My Words
Whip Up
Uncommon Grace
From Kiddley
Family Fun
From Martha more Martha

Hope you all are inspired too.

4 comments:

Bees Knees Reads said...

It feels like Christmas! I love the Advent garland. My girls have been rearranging the ornaments on the bottom hourly since we put the tree up Saturday. Look forward to more advent posts.

Monster Library Student said...

You are such a crafty Mom--your girls must absolutely love it! Love the pics--such lovely work. :) Happy Advent!

Monster Library Student said...

You are such a crafty Mom--your girls must absolutely love it! Love the pics--such lovely work. :) Happy Advent!

A Kite Rises said...

Beautiful work Marytree, inspiring and sweet. Also just wanted to let you know I have included you in my blog list of fave blogs, I hope this is okay with you, just let me know if you'd rather not be included ; ) December greetings to you and yours :)