Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Advent Calendar :: Silhouette + Bella Blvd

Count down to Christmas with the Silhouette advent calendar. This limited edition advent calendar kit comes with a full set of shapes that can be arranged any way you like. Use your Silhouette and your favorite paper to customize the calendar in your own style. With different decorations, the advent calendar can be used for any occasion.

Silhouette was generous enough to send one of their new Advent Calendars to me, so that we could pair it up with Bella's products. I'm excited to share my finished project with you today.

I just wanted to add how awesome this frame is! It is huge & such nice quality. My hubby laughed at me when I kept repeating how nice it was. I'm excited to use this year round!

I received the frame yesterday around 2:00 during Ella's nap time. I pulled out 2 of my favorite Bella lines: Winter Wonder & Christmas Wishes, a mix of the wonderful Designer Tapes as well as the Sophisticates High Five Alphabets. By 5:00 I was completely done and cleaned up. The fact that my Silhouette did so much of the work was just awesome. I am hoping to use this for birthdays, chore charts, instagram photos, etc. It's versatile & definitely something I won't be packing away after the holidays!

This is our first ever Advent Calendar & the boys are so excited to get started. Instead of little gifts, each pocket holds a to-do for that day. Something simple but something we can do together to celebrate the season.

Day 1: Let's Make Paper Snowflakes

Day 2: Bake Christmas Cookies & take some to a neighbor.
{Lots of recipe ideas HERE.}

Day 3: Hot Cocoa & Marshmellows tonight!

Day 4: Make pipe cleaner candy canes.

Day 5: Make a chocolatey treat - FUDGE!

Day 6: Read a Christmas Story

Day 7: Family Game Night!

Day 8: Watch a Christmas Movie & eat popcorn!

Day 9: Make Salt Dough Ornaments
2 C. Flour, 1 C. Salt, & 1 C. Water. Mix, Knead, Create shapes or use
Christmas Cutters & Bake 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees. Let cool overnight.

Day 10: Decorate the Salt Ornaments!

Day 11: Write Letters to Santa.

Day 12: Make Pony Bead Sun Catchers
{How to HERE.}

Day 13: Pancakes for Supper! 
Add Cool Whip & Christmas Sprinkles!

Day 14: Make Snowflake Torillas
Need: Tortilla shells, Veg Oil, Confectioners Sugar, & Christmas Cookie "glitter"
400 degrees
Warm Torillas in microwave for 15 seconds.
Fold in half & half again.
Cute like paper snowflakes
Lightly brush with Veg Oil
Bake on cookie sheet for 4 minutes
Sprinkle with Confectioners Sugar

Day 15: Decorate Gingerbread Houses

Day 16: Make Christmas Tags for Gifts

Day 17: Make homemade Hot Cocoa & package for teacher gifts.

Day 18: Make Hot Cocoa Rice Krispy Treats!
{Recipe HERE.}

Day 19: Go for a drive & look at Christmas Lights.

Day 20: Make popsicle stick snowflakes.

Day 21: Wrap Christmas Presents.

Day 22: Take a Family Picture in front of the Christmas Tree.
{Believe it or not, we have never done this! Yikes!}

Day 23: Make Reindeer Food
{How to HERE.}

Day 24: Leave Cookies & Milk for Santa. Don't forget the reindeer food!

Day 25: Merry Christmas! Let's open presents & have some cinnamon rolls!

I can't wait to get started! I am hoping this will translate nicely to my December Daily album as well. Go get yours HERE! You will LOVE it!


mk said...

Absolutely adorable, Megan!

Leanne said...

Beautiful!! I love this idea..x

Janelle Shultz said...

i love the playfulness of this...i love the graphics & cuts you chose! awesome!

Penny Smith said...

Outstanding Megan! Great job! I couldn't keep up with that schedule! Or maybe you'll inspire me to try some new things! :)

The Grissoms' Page said...

I love this--and all those activities!! Great inspiration!

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