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Topic: Baby Sock Advent Calendar-Easy and Fun!  (Read 2428 times)
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« on: November 30, 2006 12:01:09 AM »

Anyone looking to make a last minute advent calendar can throw this one together, especially if you have kids! I first saw the idea in a Mary Engelbreit magazine years ago, but several versions are floating around the web. Here are a few links to show the finished product....
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_occasions_december/article/0,1789,HGTV_3270_4186030,00.html
http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel172044

I decided to make one to send to my nephews in the states, but with clothespins instead of the tags. These are just card stock: cut into circles, glue on a green glitter edge, number with scrapbooking stickers, glue to clothespin, tie on a bow. Easy! You could just number the clothespins if you are more concerned with time than aesthetics!

I sent along sparkly star garland to hang it, but you can use anything you have at home: ribbon, yarn, whatever! Then clip a kiddie sock to each pin and add a surprise inside. I sent a mix of things because I didn't want to send too many sweets! Games, puzzles, matchbox cars...

Anything that is too big for a kiddie sock has a number. Inside the sock is a note with that number and a hint about where to find it in the house. That way it's a little scavenger hunt, too!
Once my sister has it set up and sends me a picture, I'll post the results. I think it's a really fun idea for kids, I hope my nephews do, too!
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006 03:59:30 AM »

that is so cool! wish i wasn't too old for advent calendars.
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006 04:02:44 AM »

Haha! You aren't! I thought of making one for my bf with big boy socks and sexy little surprises like massage oil, etc. Not enough time though!
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