Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Advent Calendar




I've been thinking about what type of "advent" calendar or "count down to Christmas" I wanted to have and I finally settled on an idea and just did it! I wanted something unique and that wouldn't be too expensive to make. (my total cost was $.53 because I ran out of red embroidery floss!)

I'd seen people use tiny stockings and things like that for this idea but I didn't want to go out and buy 25 of those suckers...plus I wanted it to be a little more personal. So, what's more personal than socks?! (ok, underware are but there is NO WAY I'm making something for the whole world to see out of my underware! lol)

I grabbed all our "divorced" socks and a couple pairs too because I didn't have 25 mismatched ones and started stitching. I made sure I had socks from everyone in our family so they would be all different sizes and then I just embroidered the numbers on the top of them. After I did all that I decided they needed a little something more so I used fabric glue to add the pompom trim and buttons to some of them. Then I used clothes pins to hang them from a ribbon and was done!

Each sock has either a treat (for days I know we're going to be busy busy) or something fun to do.


(sorry the picture is so bad, this is hanging in a hallway and there was just no way to get a good picture of all of it. Oh, and i just noticed I need to take down the hangers for the pictures that are usually there! )

9 comments:

Jessica said...

That's such a good idea! You're so creative!!

Rebecca said...

that is the cutest and cleverest idea for an advent i've seen yet!

Virginia said...

Adorable! I love it!

Anonymous said...

that is so awesome, the kids will remember that forever. you have such great ideas but which sock was timmy's LOL.(annette)

Julie Bonner said...

This is such a great idea - love it!!!

Ronda said...

They are soooo cute. Great idea. When do you find time to do all this?

VanessaB said...

very creative and cute idea :)

Carol A said...

How do you ever do it all? I realize it was simple and inexpensive, but it still took time to embroider! With three littles time is a premium! BTW, you could have saved yourself that $.53 by checking mom's...I'm sure she has red floss!!!

Bekah said...

Love this! Gotta go grab my "sock box"- I keep all our single socks in hope that ONE DAY it's mate will appear!