Are y’all ready to have a merry little DIY Day? Since Thanksgiving is so late this year (why didn't I realize this until Saturday?) I couldn’t help but break out a little Christmas project.
Brad and I have never done any kind of Advent calendar, because I’ve always thought of them as being just for kids, but this year I was inspired to create a calendar that focused on the true meaning of the season. I broke the first two chapters of Matthew into 25 chunks, and created little numbered tags for each verse.
Starting on December 1st, Brad and I can read each verse and hang it from a makeshift “tree” I made from a few twigs from the yard.
I decided to use my little glass fish bowl to hold the tags until their days arrive.
Each tag is wrapped in a belly band cut from scrapbook paper.
When the band is removed, the verse is revealed.
I also put numbers on the back of each tag, so that I’ll still know what day it is once the band has been removed.
To create the tags, I simple traced a decorative scrapbook tag onto cardstock, but you could use any shape you like. If you’d like to see the verses I used, I put them in this google doc. Blogger won’t let me upload the word doc with the circle verses and numbers, but if you’re interested, send me an email and I’ll try to get it to you!
Now, do y’all think I should keep my tree natural or spray paint it white or silver?
Merry (early) Christmas!
P.S. Don't forget to check back Tuesday night for my first McLinky Colorful Blessings Party! I'll put the link up around 10:00 pm Eastern Time.