This year I was determined to make an advent calendar! My little ladies are 2 and 4 so really get Christmas now and I thought (and I stress "thought") it would be a lovely crafternoon with my little munchkins, chatting away and getting our creative on. Rookie mistake! I think I have this parenting caper sorted and I have well and truly earned my stripes and then I attempt to complete an advent calendar on the 30th of November with two extremely tired and head strong little ones.
I have a before shot and the after shot of this marvellous Blank Goods kit. I envisaged a few pics of us in the action lovingly crafting away but between the hostage negotiations and tantrums these did not happen.
So rest assured all you Mamma's out there, the after shot looks awesome (well I think so anyway) but there was serious blood sweat and tears to get to this point.
I loved the kit, it had everything we needed to create our masterpiece. I must add that I also used Blank Goods fluro pink tape and gold glitter tape (which was not in the kit) and also purchased a copper pipe and some Christmas mardi gras style beads as we love a bit of pink and glitz in our place and we were on our way! The boxes and bags are of varying sizes so you can get really creative with its contents but we just put cheeky little lollies in them! My four year old could not believe that she will get a treat everyday until Christmas Day.
There is a pic in the box for a little inspo and you can also check out the other masterpieces created on instagram with the hashtag #blankgoodsadventcalendar This year Blank Goods also held an advent calendar workshop which by the looks of things was a raging success so for all you Melbourne peeps keep your eyes out for one in 2015.
I would thoroughly recommend it, just don't do it with tired cranky kids and be a little less anally retentive than myself (ie. if your two year old wants to use every single freaking sticker on one box then why should that worry you!)
So add this to your Christmas Pinterest board, bookmark it or whatever you do to remind your fine self of these little inspiration bombs.