It’s time for another challenge with the My Favorite Things Design Team.
Our challenge this time? To make come up with some kind of way to count down to Christmas!
I don’t really have anywhere on my walls to add a big piece of home decor so I challenged myself to go small and make an advent calendar that could blend in somewhat with other holiday decor. My solution? To make an advent calendar tag book that could be hung on the Christmas tree!
The book was fairly easy to put together, once I decided what it was going to be.
Each page is actually a tag cut with the Tag Builder 2 Blueprints Die-namics. They are all bound together with a little ball chain hanger. A binding ring would have done the trick too.
Each page looks a little different. Some of them I cut into with the Tag Builder dies. And some I decorated with the Lucky Stars Die-namics and sequins.
I used the Bottlecap Numbers to cut a number to add to each page to help with my countdown efforts.
I left the pages blank on the backside for my little countdown book, but I think it would be fun to write on them. Imagine writing Christmas memories or activity prompts, like “wrap presents”, “visit Santa” or “bake cookies.”
Like I said, I made this so it could be hung on a tree. Here’s a little peek at how it looks on a tree. 🙂
But being so small, it could easily be added to the wall and hung with a hung onto a nail or pushpin.
Want more countdown ideas? Hit the MFT Blog for links to the other MFT designers who completed this challenge.