Sunday, 1 December 2013

Wooden Advent Calendar

This post first appeared on Our Pinteresting Family


Hi Guys,

I'm Mel from Mellywood's Mansion and I'm so excited to be here baby sitting at Our Pinteresting Family today, while Megan and Rob are busy welcoming the twins. As a mother of 5 I think I'm busy, however, I think a 2 for 1 baby arrival would have me beat!

Anyway given that they love all things Pinterest I thought I would make one of my pins a reality. I have seen these wooden advents all over the place and every year I swear I will make one. By the first of December, it goes on the "to do" list for the following year, actually that list should be renamed "the things I pretend I am going to do" list since it seems to grow longer all the time.



So I did go out and buy one of those wooden kits, first thing I will say, the instructions on putting them together aren't great, in fact they're kind of non existent, so try putting it together before painting just to see how it all sits.





Then I painted it in a lovely Christmassy red colour.


Searched Google for some vintage pictures for the main display. I'm not a die hard vintage person but I love vintage style Christmas Cards. Chose a graphic, printed it and stuck it on.


Then I chose a range of different scrapbook papers and stuck them onto the advent boxes and finally ticked wooden advent off that list!


Last year I made this adorable (self praise...very reliable!) bottle cap advent for my daughter, which you can see here.


Or for some Christmas Decor you can see my Santa Boot Centerpiece here


Thanks to Megan and Rob for letting me babysit here today and thanks to all of you for reading. I would love for you guys to come visit me at the Mansion or follow at any of the below places.

Mel xo

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10 comments:

  1. I love it - especially the vintage picture and scrapbook paper! It's just gorgeous! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. "the things I pretend I am going to do"

    Bahahahaha!

    I'm still loving that Christmas boot, too...

    -andi

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  3. I used to love advent calendar when the kids were still little ! {always store bought though!} How do you guys "open" the days? Do you have a set way or is it first come, first served?

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  4. Your advent calendar turned out very pretty, Mel. Never got a chance to have one while growing up and I didn't have one for my son, either. He got enough stuff as an only child and that with all the little treats, plus the countdown, would have added to my misery, I think. LOL!

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  5. You are an awesome babysitter!!!! and I love love love your advent calendar Mel. Vintage Christmas cards are the best!!

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  6. I loved this the first time I saw it and I love it even more now. The vintage couple in the middle makes it.

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  7. That's perfect! Exactly what I want! I just don't want to make it. Wish you'd make them to sell lol!

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  8. Very cute! We never had advent calendars when I was growing up, and didn't know anything about them, so my kids never had one growing up, either. They seem like a fun tradition, though.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, between housework and 5 kids, this is the only thing I get out of bed for ;)

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