Thursday, November 13, 2014

Craft Fair Goodies

For a few months I have been making things like crazy for a Craft Fair.  It was this last weekend but unfortunately I had to miss 2 of the 3 days due to illness.  As a result, I have a ton of things left over.  Here is one item  - Advent Boxes.
The idea and the Kraft boxes came from Stampin Up.  I did not want to buy another stamp set so I bought the boxes but made my own numbers with the Doodle Pantry set  "Classical Numbers".   The numbers in words are computer generated.  Here is a pic of all the numbers in the set.  You can see there are two styles as well as solid and outline:

Each box is 2 x 2 and can be filled with candy, nuts, snack mix, verse or sentiment, really whatever you want you child to have each day before Christmas.  One lady bought a set for an elderly couple who live in a senior community so I guess they are not just for kids.  I'm tempted to fill a set with Lindt Chocolate balls for myself.  Would that make me limit the candy to one a day?  No, but it was a nice thought.

I fell in love with this idea when I saw it in the SU catalog.  I am always on the lookout for a fun, cute advent calendar.  This was it!  I made 4 for my grandchildren.
Because I do have quite a few left over, if you would be interested in one, you can email me at
mkdrain@gmail.com and we can make Paypal arrangements.  I had them priced at $20 but for you, my special peeps, I will pay the postage.  Now I sound like a TV infomercial !!!


Challenges:
Pile it On - special occasions
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Paper Creators - anything goes


9 comments:

  1. They are really cute. They are really a good size. Beautifully done. I'm sorry you were sick :(

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  2. Really cute idea with the advent boxes. I may try to make some for my grandkids!! Thanks for sharing with us at Through the Craft Room Door challenge!
    Hugs
    Darcy

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  3. Superb, fab idea !
    Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Creator's challenge !
    xx

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  4. What a fantastic idea Marsha, you rock!

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  5. Fantastic project. Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

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  6. I LOVE it. I'm sorry you were sick and had to miss some days especially after all your hard work. How nice that one was going to senior citizens. Love the idea of a Lindt candy ball in each one....haha

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  7. Fabulous advent boxes, such a wonderful idea.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator for our Anything Goes Challenge.
    Pauline
    x

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