24 Days

It’s officially the favorite time of year here at Sparkly Headquarters. And just in case we might lose track of time, we have a new way to count down the days …

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I’ve wanted to make an advent calendar for years. And this year, I remembered early enough to do it! It’s a “calendar” in the loosest sense: paper cones modeled after Victorian favors turned into a garland. There were many steps involved but all rather easy after mastering the cone shape (could have used my high school math notes!)

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Three kinds of adhesive were used, which always makes for a happy project if you ask me. The hardest part, really, was assigning the mix of candies, stickers and activities (e.g., pancakes for dinner night, a nighttime winter wonderland walk) to the different days.

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Then each one was wrapped for added secrecy. Now that K is nearly 7, I’ve had to become more covert with my Christmas surprises!

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The finished product is adding the perfect sparkle to the room. Gotta love it when a project turns out the way it looked in my head. Happy December 1st!

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2 Responses to “24 Days”

  1. sagecohen Says:

    You’re a creative genius. That’s all there is to it!

  2. The Writer Mama Says:

    Totally awesome. These shots could be in a magazine!

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