So...I made a little advent garland for the boys...
Before you're wondering.......no...I didn't have the time to sew each and every little mitten and stocking :)
I found them at a store called Jysk for $1 each.
How on earth could you justify making them for that?
I know...I know......it's much better to buy handmade!......
Or simply make it yourself....
But this mama just does not have enough hours in the day.
What I *did* do was cut out the felt numbers (I thought of buying the stick on variety, but I could only find them in packet sets, and I would have had to buy about 4 packs to get enough 1's!!)
I just cut them out freehand... threw out the ones that looked completely awful...and hot glued the ones that were somewhat readable.
I kind of like how the numbers look handmade and sort of "kiddish" :)
Then I strung up some twine and attached the little mittens, etc with clothes pins.
That way, I can hang them up high (where little desperately sneaking hands cannot reach!), and just take down the pouch each day to get the goodies out.
It works in theory.
I'll keep you posted on the advent raiding.
Now I just have to fill them all :) I've been stocking up for the last couple of weeks, so I'm getting there.
I've been feeling like I wanted to start some little holiday traditions for our family, so this is a start :)
Anyone else thinking of doing an advent calendar?