Monday 28 November 2016

Craft: Handmade Advent Calendar For Babies First Christmas

As I like to create as much stress and pressure for myself as humanly possibly, I decided to create an advent calendar that I could give to the grandparents at the end of November.

I initially went crazy and brought the twins loads of Christmas themed outfits (mainly from Tesco). Then I needed to get 24 photos of them in these different outfits. This was more of a challenge. I took 3-5 different outfits over a couple of weeks. I then got them printed in Costco. I purchased envelopes and A6 greeting cards. Some of which I decorated with the babies hands/ footprints in a Christmas theme. I then embossed each envelope with a 1 - 24. They were pegged to a hanging advent string. I also made them a photo album, with a scrapbook from The Works, and embossed Ollie & Harry's 1st Christmas on the front. Each page inside had a sticker with the day number, and a piece of double sided tape, so each photo could be fixed.

It's fair to say the idea was loved by all. I posted each photo on instagram #24daysofCraigmas ... go check it out😜

Here's some of my favourite images...