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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:

  1. 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

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

    Beccy x

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

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

    Karen

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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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~

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

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

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

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  11. 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.

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

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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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

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

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

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

    hugs
    Kaye x

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

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

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

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

    hugs Anja

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

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

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

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

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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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

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

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  32. 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

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  33. Hi Enfys

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

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x