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 …


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!)



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.


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!


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!



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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