Cute Advent Calendar Using Little White Envelopes

My daughter made an Advent Calendar made using small white envelopes. I love it.

Red bird in burlap nest

We were thinking about how we could make a really cute Advent calendar for Faith, her daughter who is 11. How could we make a cute Advent Calendar but rather quickly since it was just a few days ago and December 1st is the day after tomorrow.

We thought of all kinds of ways to make a little container for the treats and messages... Then we saw these really cute small, 2 1/2 x 4 inch envelopes in Michael's Craft Store. These could serve as the basis of the numbers and whatever embellishments we put on each one.

Some ribbons ..

blue stripes and dots ribbon

We had stickers and all kinds of stuff all over the place but were able to finish these in a few hours...

Little envelopes with decorations

I took pictures of all of them individually also. I think they came out great.

Advent calendar

Laura hand drew the little reindeer...

peace sign and advent calendar

These were stickers I had in my craft stash...

dove and cherries goodness

holly wreath, small tileboard

'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring... not even a mouse.

And finally, Christmas Day !!!  The reason for the season...

Merry Christmas Season..



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  1. This is so beautiful, each one is like a little work of art! I especially like the little birds on the 16th & 18th.

  2. Very nice! I love this! I will have to give it a try next year in our new house :-)

  3. This is SO cute! Very crafty and pretty!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  4. These are absolutely adorable! Definitely pinning.

    - Brooke -

  5. Such a cute and doable idea. Pinning this as a Craftastic Pick. Thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do!

  6. Stopping by to let you know I am featuring your sweet advent calender tomorrow in my Christmas & Holiday Linky Feature #1! Thanks for linking up! Love this!!

  7. Adorable idea! I love it, and it looks so easy to do! Congrats on your feature!

  8. Thanks for sharing these at Talking Tuesday Over the Fence! This looks adorable! Pinned for later....

  9. I did something similar but yours turned out better. Absolutely adorable!

  10. This advent is so cute! I bet my kiddos will love to make one. I'm pinning so I have it for next year. Thanks so much for sharing with our Winter Wonderland Link Party.


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