06 December 2011

12 Days of Christmas Countdown Calendar

Hi all!! I wanted to share my 12 Days of Christmas display with you :) My DH is coming home from his mini-deployment just in time to count down the 12 days of Christmas. So instead of a traditional Advent calendar {which we would have had to skip the first half of, or open the first half all on one day!} I decided to go with the "12 Days of Christmas" theme!

It's our first Christmas being just the two of us- previous Christmases DH was deployed or we were hosting guests so things were crazy! So our 12 Days of Christmas calendar is filled with goodies the two of us can enjoy together. We both love tea and coffee, so each day is filled with a special tea or coffee that we haven't tried before, or one that is a favorite of ours. I'm looking forward to opening them each night and settling down together on the couch to enjoy our hot beverages, perhaps while watching a Christmas movie ;)

The best part?? Since I had all of the materials in my stash, the only expense was the items to fill the pouches- $30 {and there's lots of extras of each tea/coffee, hehe}.

Below is a tutorial of how you can make one too! I've also included a link where you can download the whole tutorial in a PDF file. Enjoy!!





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12 comments:

elizabeth said...

This is SO CUTE! Thank you so much for the tutorial. :)

G Inspires said...

This is really cute, I love your little packages! So happy for you that you are getting to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas w/ your husband as I'm sure you are too.

Lori said...

I do 12 too!!! Love this idea. Thanks. Stop by and enter my Christmas giveaway. I'm a new follower. Warm wishes, Lori

Ticia said...

The felt envelopes are so cute!

Jaime @ Stitch2buttercups said...

Love, love, love this! What a great idea. Thank you to your Husband for his service, and pray safe travels for him. I am your newest fan, and found you on Catch A Glimpse Thursday. Have a great day! :-)

Danielle said...

What an awesome idea! I know how hard it is not to have your hubby home for the holidays. Mine did two deployments. Enjoy your holiday with him. You guys deserve it!

Also if you get a chance..

I'd love for you to link up to my Christmas Carnival.

http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-in-december-link-carnival.html

Neelima said...

This is so cute........ thanks for linking in :)

SUPAHMAMA! said...

Don't forget to link up to win the Eureka Vacuum and Kindle Fire at "The Sits Girls!!" I am grateful to be a fellow crafter in Creating Christmas, just thought you might like a chance to win big for being oh so fabulous. :) http://www.thesitsgirls.com/featured-blogger/good-clean-fun-vacuum-kindle-giveaway/

Miss Charming said...

Such an adorable advent. I like the idea of the 12 days. Have a wonderful time with your husband. (My bro in law will be coming home from Iraq next week. So glad they're sending the soldiers home to their families.) Have a Merry Christmas! I'm your newest follower.

RHome410 said...

Nice and cute idea. Enjoy your special time with your hubby!!

Chris said...

Hi Shauna, this is adorable. I have never seen one anything like this before. Congratulations on a great idea. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

Eventlookforless said...

Too cute...never fail to amaze me with your DIY projects:)