I finished a couple of gifts - a wreath (that I forgot to take a pic of!) and this small collage piece on 5x7 canvas board (inspired by a pinterest project).
I made several activity advent calendars - I constructed a pocket on each of 24 tags, decorated them front and back, strung them with curling ribbon and tucked a little tag with an activity inside. All the tags were then gathered onto a wide ribbon so it could hang on a door knob. I thought this might be easier than making it a wall hanging when I wasn't sure of the recipient's wall space.......
The finished advent calendar.
One set of backs - washi tape stripes, patterned duck tape, paint, shimmery scrapbook paper.
One completed set of pockets - I used scrapbook paper, recycled Christmas cards, old gift tags, washi tape, ribbon, stamps, beads, silk greenery, glitter markers and whatever else I could find.
Here's a second set with the activity tags up above.
The final set of cards.
This whole project was inspired by this lovely advent calendar of pouches from Pinterest.
I included an instruction sheet with each calendar with photos of how to display it - on the doorknob, on bare branches, or
tucked into a garland or the tree.
I wrapped the packages in kraft paper and using a stitched 'ribbon' I made from punched circles.
I made some holiday cards for some of my blogging buddies.....
and made the envelopes from book pages and washi tape or stitched edges then sent them on their merry way to bring some holiday cheer to mailboxes around the world (and hopefully to my friends :)
I love the holidays but am glad all the wrapping and mailing is done so now I can sit back, enjoy the decorations, the food and the company with no stress! Hope you're enjoying the month too!