11.13.2011

Our Advent Calendar

Well, this weekend I finally got my thoughts together and made an advent calendar. 
Remember the Coca-Cola crate I found last weekend?  Well, that was one of those items I bought with an idea in mind . . .


I found these foam numbers at Hobby Lobby . . .
(I wasn't all too thrilled with the colors they chose, so I painted a few of them.)
and these (shatter-proof) Christmas ornaments at Walmart. 
You can probably gather the rest . . . but I simply hot glued the foam letters to the ornaments. (Note: the backs of the the foam numbers were sticky, however it just wasn't enough to hold well.)
And, lastly, the best part of all . . . displaying them in the crate.
I have to say . . . this is getting me pretty excited about Christmas!!

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83 comments:

  1. I love it! Awesome idea!!

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  2. Wow, this is so clever. I am completely in love with this idea. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. I think I will be hunting down a crate on my next trip to the antique mall! XO

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  3. Such a cute idea!!! Thanks for sharing! I will feature it on my FB page :)

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  4. So SO adorable! I have a crate that I just might have to do this with!

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  5. OMG I am sooo in love with this! Soooo cutie!

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  6. that is a super cute idea. love it!

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  7. Great idea! I might have to stop and grab on of those cute little crates :)

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  8. I absolutely love this idea! I even have one of those crates in our basement (somewhere). I'm always looking for new Advent ideas! Thanks. :-)

    Be sure to enter my SOAP'n'SUCH GIVEAWAY. Ends Friday night.

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  9. This is genius! LOVE this idea ... tfs!

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  10. This is super adorable!! What a great idea!

    Great post, thank you for sharing! I always enjoy reading your posts. I'm gladly awarding you the "Getting to know you" Award. You can visit my page if you'd like to participate! Enjoy your day.

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  11. Soooo cute! I love the combo of the old crate and shiny Christmas bulbs! Great work!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  12. super cute! I've been looking for advent calendar ideas... love this one :)

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  13. I just found your blog this morning and I can't get off of it!!! I LOVE it! This advent calendar is so so adorable!! I absolutely love thrifting so I was so excited to find you!! I just started my blog not to long ago, I don't have too many readers yet, but it is really fun to write!


    http://simplisticlivinggirl.blogspot.com/

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  14. I am coming over from Chef in Training and I LOVE this idea you clever one!!

    Nettie

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  15. P.S. I am your newest follower! I need all the help I can get with being thrifty and you look like the perfect teacher!


    Nettie

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  16. Okay...I'm seriously in love with this! Time for our advent calendar to get an upgrade! This post is so informative and super cool! I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading this. I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable this Wednesday. And, I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday!

    Warmly,
    Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable
    Here's the link: http://www.frugallysustainable.com

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  17. Great idea. Simple and cute!

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  18. I am in love with the Advent calendar! I just pinned it to my Christmas board. This will definitely be part of my Christmas decor this year!

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  19. Cute idea! It looks easy, but its darling:) I am a new follower!
    www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

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  20. Great idea and repurposing project!

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  21. This is seriously my favorite advent calendar ever. I just love everything about it. Now I need to find an old coca-cola crate. Thanks for sharing with us--I posted it to my facebook page and pinned it, of course. :)

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  22. I just had the best time perusing many of your posts! I love how this project turned out ~ so creative! The advent calender you had as a child is very similar to the one I used when my children were little. I think one of them still uses it with their children.

    Nice to meet you and spent time at your sweet place here!

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  23. Holly! I'm so honored! Thank you so very much for linking up to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways:) I'm so happy to "meet" you! I am totally loving your blog and your posts! I really hope you make Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways a part of your Wednesdays! And keep the great posts comin'
    Very sincerely,
    Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable

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  24. I lvoe it. I so want to make one too! From NZ Ecochick

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  25. great ideas, I just love that crate!

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  26. This is absolutely darling! I love the bright colors on the silver ornaments. :)

    I would love for you to submit this to the Make and Takes spotlight page--http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  27. This is fantastic! I'm working on an advent calendar right now that is taking way too much work- I like this one because it's so simple and it looks really cute.

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  28. I really like your blog. I am your newest follower!! I am new to blogger, but am excited to share my New boutique that is coming soon with the latest trends on clothing at affordable prices. I also will be selling Mineral Makeup. I will be giving a lot of free giveaways here shortly for our grand opening! I hope you will stop by my blog and follow me back and like my facebook... And Look out for free giveaways on makeup and clothing :)

    -B. Haven
    bhavenboutique.blogspot.com

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  29. So fabulous! It makes me want one! :) I'm your newest follower. Love your site! :)

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  30. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  31. What a fun idea, Holly! I love how this turned out. You could also fill the ornaments with a little note, something different to do each day, for yourself or if you have kids... or maybe a treat... M&M's would fit :) Lot's of inspiring thoughts swirling in my head :)

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  32. We had the same idea! I did this back in Aug. for a Christmas photo shoot! I love your super fun version! :)

    I'm your newest follower! It's so nice to "e-meet" you!

    Roeshel

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  33. Oooo what a great idea! very creative i love it! happy new follower!!!

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  34. What a cute, creative project! I love that the 'tree' will be decorated by the time Christmas arrives! The thrifty find is perfect for the advent calendar too! I would love for you to share your project at my party! http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com

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  35. I just bought my 26 year old husband a Lego Star Wars advent calendar, but yours is looking a lot more up my alley :) Love it!

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  36. Hi! I pinned this on Pinterest, posted on fb, tweeted on Twitter and stumbled on Stumble Upon. Thanks for linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  37. This looks so great - perfect for the holidays! Thanks so much for sharing how you made it.
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/
    Visiting from Tatertots & jello

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  38. So awesome! This is one of the best advents I've seen. Thanks for linking to the Home Decor and Organizing Link Party this week. I'm featuring this today. Come over and grab a featured button if you like.

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  39. Adorable! What a super cute idea! I have not seen this before! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share. I am so happy to have you!

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  40. I featured your advent calendar on this week's edition of "You Dazzled" at EUTM! Feel free to stop by and grab an "I Dazzled" button. Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you again this week. Have a Happy Holiday!!!
    http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/you-dazzled_20.html

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  41. Love it!!!!
    I hope you will link this up at The CSI Project this Wednesday. The challenge is Advent Calendars and you could win the top prize or the giveaway.
    www.thecsiproject.com

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  42. This is so cute! I'm definitely making an advent calendar this year. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  43. I'm sharing your advent calendar tonight on my blog :)

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  44. LOVE THIS! I'm your newest follower! We would love you to link this up to 4th Friday Finale at Over the Big Moon!

    Pam
    http://overthebigmoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/4th-friday-finale-112511.html

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  45. LOVE this idea! Posted about it here:
    http://siayla.blogspot.com/2011/11/countdown-to-christmas.html

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  46. So cute! Thanks again for letting me feature the post on BlogHer. You inspired me to make my own version today http://naughtysecretaryclub.blogspot.com/2011/12/i-love-to-create-kitschy-coca-cola.html

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  48. Diet coke for me
    Love this idea and I am your newest follower too another kindred spirit who loves a great thrifty find
    xo
    Pam

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  50. What a GREAT idea-it is super cute and funky:) I am hosting my first ever link party this weekend and I would love it if you popped over to link up some of your cutie stuff!

    Thanks, Kim

    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2011/12/get-schooled-saturday-1.html

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  51. I love this idea! Now I have a reason to buy a coke box at the antique store. Thanks for sharing, I found you through Funky Junk Interiors.

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  52. I am featuring you tonight! Thank you so much for linking up your lovely project at Get Schooled Saturday. We will be open for business again Friday night-Sunday night!
    Kim @ Too Much Time
    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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  53. A thrifter after my own heart! LOVE it! This year, I made an advent calendar out of an old apothecary chest. Following along.
    Kelly

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  54. very cute and cheap--can I say that or at least inexpensive. I like it too that it is kid friendly with the unbreakable bulbs

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  55. I just found an old Coke crate at my fav thrift shop for CHEAP and snatched it up with this post in mind for next Christmas!!!

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  56. So cute! Found this via Pinterest. Where did you get that cute little tree to display all the ornaments?

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  57. I'm also wanting to make this advent calendar, but have the same question, where did you find a tree like that? I love your site as well!

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  58. This is so fun!! I shared them on my blog today: http://www.vixenmade.com/2012/11/20-adorable-advent-ideas.html

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  59. Such a fun way to use one of the old racks...I love it! I'm a new follower!

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  60. When I try to pin it, it is blank??????

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  61. I love advent idea! Very creative!! I added your advent calendar to my blog of favorite advent calendars. I hope you don't mind. http://momelite.com/advent-calendar-ideas/

    If you have any other ideas you would like me to share on my blog I would be happy to do so! I'm always looking for creative bloggers!

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  62. Love the idea, I always have so many old ornaments lying around in boxes... - linked your blog to my Advent calendar blog post! x

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