Friday, 24 October 2008

I'll take an Advent Calendar - To Go!!

I was thinking about Advent Calendars the other day, the way you do, and I had this idea for one - 24 mini takeout boxes with a gift inside each one to open every day up to Christmas.

Aren't they cute? I'm going to hang mine from the Christmas tree, I think they'll look great! :) Once Christmas is over, I'll just stack the boxes inside eachother and use them again next year!

Oh, and if you're wondering where you can get 24 mini takeout boxes, you'll have the answer sooner than you think! :)

22 comments :

Sheree said...

Dan----sooo cute. What a great idea! Sheree

Heather said...

I love this idea Dan!!!!! I have a mini advent calendar thing, but it is too small to hold much of anything. This is a great idea!!! Thanks so much!!!

Ruth said...

I love it Dan! This is great if you have more than one child too. With the tiny advent calendars there always seems to be an argument over who opens the package each day! This way you can have an item for each person in the box. I'll say it again, I love it!

Anonymous said...

Great Dan your so talented
Sharon Levine

Anonymous said...

I shall await the Saturday freebie with interest. These are lovely
Bridget

Ishadow said...

great- very cute!

Anonymous said...

You're so clever! Great idea Dan. - Butterbee

misteejay said...

Super idea, perfect for bigger prezzies.

Toni :o)

Andrea said...

they sure are cute Dan now I wonder if my good friend could spare one for my tree:-) seriously they are a brilliant idea xx

daydreamer said...

What a Fab idea, you could cram loads of goodies in them!(if you were quite greedy, which of course i'm not! lol)
Rach x

Biskit said...

Brilliant idea!

Ria said...

wow, i love them
I think I may have a go at doing something like this for Marc's advent calendar this year (he's just a big kid really')

Sarah St. said...

SO CUTE!! And you are such a tease!!!

Thanks as always for sharing your creativity and ideas and the cutting files. But mostly Thank You for sharing your TIME. While you may be good at all of this, and are doing it for fun anyway, I do thank you for taking the time to share it all with us. Even though I don't make all the projects you share, I learn from and am inspired by every one of them!

Shirley said...

Cute! My kids would love this, I will be watching to see if the box comes up soon on your freebie list!

Joy said...

A fantastic idea xx

Debbie H said...

Clever idea, Dan. I like the idea that you can stack them for storage. TFS!

Deb H
Alvaton, KY

Creative Crafter UK said...

Very nice - I've done this kind of thing for the past couple of years and even made similar to surprise friends for Christmas. You can make this very personal for the recepient and fill them with their favourite things!

Hels said...

oooooh, I am loving these....so cute Dan and I love your ribbons too...fab! Hels xx

Tam said...

These are too cute and such a clever idea. Thanks for sharing with us. I was wondering do u think you could do a tutorial on making ATC's. And using alcohol inks. I have some but not a clue how to use them.
Thanks so much.

Linda Elbourne said...

These are fab Dan ... I need 24 for my tree ;0) I am very excited about the elves too XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

MatiJ said...

Hi Dan,
I love this! Thank you so much for sharing your files!
Mattie

Bagpuss said...

These are absolutely great Dan! Especially with people's finances what they are this year they are a great idea for advent or else a lovely gift box :)

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