DIY Advent Calendar Giveaway

You all know I’m not much of a crafter. I’ve tried. I just don’t like Mod Podge or glitter.

When I saw this picture in freshstyle magazine my first thought was…maybe I could do this!

I thought about it for a long time.

I put it off.

I thought about it some more.

Then the other day I just decided to go for it.

You know what? It was very fun…and sort of relaxing.

I got to do things I don’t normally do.

They involved fringing burlap…

and printables!

I will totally admit that no glue was used in the project…but you could do it with glue if you don’t sew. I’ll be back tomorrow with a how-to on the sewing method.

I wish I had some little people in my life who could share this Advent calendar with me. Since I don’t, I’m giving it away. Leave me a comment if you’d like a chance to win. This will be quick so I can get it in the mail before December 1st. I’ll pick a winner Friday, November 23rd. If your email address isn’t connected to your comment, please make sure to include it. See you tomorrow!

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Thoughts from my friends...

  1. says

    A beautiful advent calendar Ann. I have 4 little grandchildren and this would make a lovely addition to our Advent traditions!
    Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving.

  2. says

    You are so talented! I could never finish this in a couple of hours. :) Yes, I’d love to win! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    I hope that you and yours have a blessed and very Happy Thanksgiving!


  3. Tammy Gray says

    Very Cute!! I love the simplicity of the advent calender. Love your blog. I find so many ideas that inspire me to create in our own home. Thanks so much for sharing

  4. says

    The calendar looks great on the back of your door. You made me laugh! YOu are so funny!
    It is so thoughtful of you to make this and then give it away!!! Bless your sweet and generous heart!
    Happy Thanksgiving dear friend!

  5. Jennifer says

    I love the advent calendar, but more than that I just wanted to leave a note that I am so impressed that you went ahead and did it. I don’t have little ones in my life right now either and so many times I see a fun craft and think “oh, I would have done this when the children were little”.
    P.S. please don’t enter me in the giveaway, it needs to go to someone with small children or grandchildren.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Angela Davis says

    I love your work! I just ordered a pillow from your etsy shop :) My grand babies would love this advent calendar. This is the first Christmas in 3 years that all my children and grands will be home for Christmas! Woo Hoo!Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. M.E. Steele-Pierce says

    My kids (now grown) loved each year’s advent calendar. Thanks for that happy memory. Time to renew the tradition with grandchildren. <3

  8. Linda Hawkins says

    I Love this!! We always had an advent calandar when i was a little girl. This one is so unique! I would love to have this in my home for this season. I would like my grandchildren to see how this works.I have been in a wheelchair for the last 9 onths with osteoarthritus so i havent been able to do many crafts. But this is beautiful so keep up the good work! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family:)

  9. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says

    Ann, this is just the cutest thing. I wish I had wee ones at my house, but I don’t, so pass it along to someone who does. Just wanted you to know that I was mod podging, glittering, and spray painting today!

  10. says

    That is adorable! I’d love to win it! So would my littles – who really aren’t so little anymore :)
    I did some crafting over the weekend for my event coming up and I found it rather relaxing too. Mine did include German glass glitter and lots of glue though!

  11. Linda Hays Hock says

    So pretty! This would be perfect for my husband who has dementia. He is not able to keep his days straight and thinks Christmas is either today or that he missed it! (I am reposting this because I htink I left it in the wrong place before!

  12. elaine says

    Such a clever idea, very well done! I like your version much better than your inspirational one. I found your blog from your facebook page, found your facebook page when “At the Picket Fence” shared your giveaway. Glad I saw it, looking forward to perusing your blog and being inspired by more of your creations!

  13. Tammi says

    HI. I am trying to find where the printable are, need some help. Love this idea.Where did you get the burlap?That may be the problem here.

  14. says

    Lovely ! This the season soon for this and I’m excited !
    Peace on Earth – Good will to all men (and the crafty women of course)
    Id loooooove to own this

  15. says

    OMG! Ann, you’ve done it again! This is so cute. I actually thought yours was the inspiration pic. I like yours better! I would love the chance to win it. Please enter my name.