My Mom and I are doing a 12 days of Christmas for our family and a family in need of a little Christmas cheer. I am so excited!!! Anyways, for the third day of Christmas, we are giving the family and ours a homemade journal and a journal jar. I wanted the journal jar to look really cute. So I googled journal jar and found this website: http://www.makeandtakes.com/write-your-story-with-a-journal-jar This website is great it even shows you how to make the roses :)
About 10 years ago, my mom started making these for us for Christmas. We each get a movie bucket with our favorite movie, treat and drinks!! We all love it so much!! :) For the children, to make it more exciting we have added a toy. This year we chose for Emma the new Tinkerbell movie and a Tinkerbell doll. For Luke's movie bucket, we go him "How to Train your Dragon" and a adorable dragon figure. My camera's batteries died on me, so I didn't get a chance to take a picture of Luke's :( His is so cute!! I will add a picture of his later. I'm so excited for Emma and Luke to get their movie bucket this year!!
Here is the lovely Heather Mellstrom's Calendar!!!! She is so talented :) And here is the also very lovely Teresa Mcfayden's calendar. Also very talented :) And here is my calendar :) I am really happy on how it turned out!!!
I have been wanting to make this advent calendar for the longest time!!! My inspiration for making this calendar was Teresa Mcfayden and The Paper Princess Chronicles blog. Both of them made the CUTEST advent calendars EVER!!!! I'm so happy with the way it turned out :) Big thank you to both of these talented ladies for inspiring me with my calendar.
Materials: *Magnets (Micheal's) *Modge Podge (Micheal's) *Scrapbook paper (Micheal's) *Jewels (Micheal's) *Bottle Caps (I used pop can bottle caps at the grocery store) *Glitter Glue (Dollar Store) *Cookie Sheet (Dollar Store) *Bell (Dollar Store) *Santa embellishment (Dollar store greeting card 50 cents) How to: * Print your numbers on your scrapbook paper and place magnetic strips on the back of your numbers. *Make a grid of 6x5 on your printer *Glue your grid on your cookie sheet *Glue your two half strips of paper on the top and bottom of your calendar *Make a swag banner that says Christmas on one of them and Countdown on the other one. Glitter glue the edge of your banners. *Cut out your greeting card and glitter glue it. *Use pop dots to adhere the banners and your embellishment.
Materials: *Magnets *Modge Podge (Glossy) * Glass marbles (They are by the flower stuff at Micheals)
How to: 1. Paint your marble with the modge podge 2. Adhere it to your scrapbook paper of choice or a cute picture. You could even use fabric!! 3. Let it dry and then cute around marble. 4. Last but not least adhere the magnet to the back of your marble with modge podge.
Picture one's Copy and paste your picture on a word document. Shrink it to marble size, and print on white card-stock.