Sunday, November 29, 2009

Jillibean Soup and Inchie Arts Advent Calendar

I wanted to create an advent calendar that I could use every year and was big enough to house more than a small chocolate. This year I am putting 2 Polly Pocket girls and small accessories in each of the boxes. Target sells value packs of the Polly's so it makes it an affordable filler.
I found these boxes that looked like a big piece of wrapped candy at a craft store (in the wedding favors section). Then cut pieces of patterned paper to wrap around them, tied ribbon and twine around the middle. Finally I punched holes in the upper corner of the Inchie Squares with a Crop-a-dile, stamped the numbers and snowflakes with coordinating colors and tied them on each box.
The Inchie Squares work perfectly since they are so durable. I know that they won't get destroyed after 1 year.
Boxes: Martha Stewart
Inchies Squares: Inchie Arts
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup
Ribbon: Jillibean Soup
Twine: Jillibean Soup
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Momento and Stampin' UP!
Punch: Stampin' UP!
Have a good one!


Lydia said...

That is so cute kimber, Love those big candy boxes.

Tina M said...

these are adorable!!

Tricia said...

very very cute idea Kimber! My dd would love this!

Emily Pitts said...

cute kimber!

Jill said...

Is this for me? ;)

Linda Beeson said...

This is so adorable! Great idea.

Cindy said...

Very cute idea! Is your daughter enjoying it?

Sharon Harnist said...

What a cute, different concept for an advent calendar, Kimber -- love the use of the MS boxes! Kizmet ... I just did an Inchie advent this week, too!