Sunday, 25 October 2009

Advent Box

I have been having a lot of fun making this little advent box out of matchboxes for Kiki. I made a few mistakes, but I have got the hang of it now and will try to do a tutorial for the blog

Santa is cut from Doodlecharms at 3", I gave the first one some eyebrows, he looked so fierce he would have frightened a child, so I had to start again

The best fun was finding stuff small enough to fit into the matchboxes. So I bought sparkly little bracelets and necklace, hair clips and scrunchies, tiny m & m's, and some (UK) pound coins and 50 pence pieces that I soaked in pepsi cola for an hour to get them sparkling and new looking
There are 24 little drawers, so one for every day up to Christmas day, with a little treat in each drawer


It has to travel to the UK, so I hope it arrives intact and that she loves it as much as I loved making it




33 comments:

Denyze said...

Hi En, you never fail to have me chuckling to myself whenever I read your blog. I love my big m & s knickers too :)

As always you've got some incredible makes, the advent calendar is excellent, would Haribo sweets fit in as well?

I've left something on my blog for you, when you get a chance to pop over.

Chat soon

Den
x

Lil Sis said...

Wow Enfys she is going to adore this, how clever are you. Such a fabulous pressie.

Beccy x

pinky said...

Oh she will love you!!! This is just so special and she will be able to fill it again and again. Just perfect.
Pinky

Karen said...

Oh lovely...would love to see instructions!!!

Karen

Cass said...

This is amazing Enfys.I've seen them around but never tried to make one.
Hugs
Cass xxx

Kris L said...

OMG this is so cute. I so wish I had a Granddaughter. I love Liam but his likes are all big stuff - Legos and Starship Troopers? Oh well, I certainly admire this from afar...Kris

"Um Buggin" said...

Hi Enfys, I just know your DGD is going to cherish this adorable little box. How clever to fill it with all those goodies, and she can refill it over and over. I never knew that if you soaked coins in Pepsi, it would make them shine again. Thanks for the tip!
Just too cute!

Hugz, xx

~L~

scrapn_momof2 said...

The advent calendar is just amazing. She is just going to love it. Wonderful job!!

Lean said...

She will love this a real girly advent box.
bye bye,Lean.

scrappyjacky said...

This is just gorgeous....a wonderful idea.....she will absolutely love it.

Sandi Clarkson said...

wow, Enfys, this is fabulous! I have not seent the matchbox idea before .. what a clever use for them. Can't wait for your tutorial.

Milliesmarvels said...

This is amazing and she will love it. Much better than chocolates!
Jane
x

mckinkle said...

What a special Nannie you are! Your xmas treat is fantastic!
Keryn :D

Craftyanny said...

Enfys you wrap that little cutie well. I'm sure it will be well loved and refilled over and over again. A smashing little gift
Anne x

Jules said...

Hi En

Sorry I haven't been around for a while.

I have been away on holiday and it has taken me a week to catch up now I have returned. I think I am finally there now!

Your advent box is great. I just don't know how you manage to come up with so many "different" ideas.

Love the Santa on top too.

Love Jules xx

Cheryl said...

you always amaze me with your cretions this one is totally brilliant love it to bits love cheryl xxxx

Chrissie said...

What a really cool idea.... beautifully excecuted!

kisatrtle said...

this is so cute. I know my kids woud absolutely love it. Thankfully you got that Santa looking less terrifying...

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Well how cute is this, Kiki is just going to treasure it. So adorable.

hugs
Kaye x

Sandy from Ukiah said...

That is about the cutest advent calendar I've seen...

cats whiskers said...

Wow wow wow this is just fabulous what a fantastic little treasure
Hugs Jacqui x

Kelly said...

OMG Enfys what a super cute idea! You did a great job on the Santa. Love his rosey cheeks!

jandokan said...

WOW this is fantastic... can't wait to see the tutorial :D

hugs Anja

Chrissie said...

This looks fabulous Enfys and any little girl would just adore keeping all her 'jewels' in those little drawers!

Carol said...

Enfys ... this Advent Box is so beautiful, I love it! What a treasure this is going to be for your DGD!!
Hugz,
♥Carol♥

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh this is soooo adorable En! I love the idea of Advent calendars and this is one of the cutest I've seen! xxD

Nannieflash said...

Oh Enfys thats one useful pressie and so delightful, its the colouring is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Jessica said...

Oh now that truely is a labour of love!!! I hope it makes it to the UK unscathed! I know she'll love it. I don't have any little girls, but I can think of other uses for this cute little box. So I, too, await instructions. TFS

Dawny P said...

It's gorgeous En. Kiki will love it. I made one last year, not for Kyla but for my aunty to put her little crafty bits and bobs in. Thy actually hold loads don't they :) She was thrilled with it. Hope you are ok and biggest hugs to you xxxx

StampinSher said...

This is a lovely gift! I know your Kiki will love it and it will challenge her patience too at such a young age.
I am looking forward to the tutorial of this terrific idea on your blog.
Always enjoying your blog writing and creativity.
Hugs,
Sher

pcrusberg said...

That's such a sweet way to celebrate advent. I looks like it took a long time though!

Kath said...

however did I miss this one....it's stunning and Kiki is going to adore it....can't wait for the video...big hugs kath xxxxxx

Tonniece said...

Hi Enfys

This is so lovely, and I just know she will be thrilled.