Sunday, 13 November 2011

Advent Boxes

I have been busy making Advent boxes for the family - I love doing them, and half the fun is finding tiny things to put inside the boxes. This first one is for my daughter, Alex, stuffed full of tiny eyeshadows, nail varnish, a teensy sewing kit and of course some chocs as well. I used gorgeous pearlescent papers by Papermania, and found some sweet filigree angels in Hobbycraft. The numbers are peel-offs by Anita, mounted onto gold mirri card circles. I found the boxes at Hobby Lobby in the USA and carried them home to decorate.




 This next one is for two year old Monty. I made one for his sister Kiki last year and he was fascinated by it. Not having a great deal of spatial awareness at the age of 18 months, he totally ruined it by opening and shutting the little drawers after trying very hard to stuff them with his teddies  and other rather large toys! So this year he has his own, let's hope he has gained a sense of proportion in a year.........

All the papers and embellishments are again from Hobbycraft UK, at last you can get some really fun stuff in the UK.........




The drawers are filled with chocolate buttons, tiny cars, finger puppets etc - most of them from the dollar bins in the USA......



I'll show you Kiki's box, which is quite different tomorrow. We are in London visiting all the family. Max and Milo were gratifyingly excited to see us today, running up and down the hall screaming when we arrived. It is so nice to be loved!
See you tomorrow

24 comments:

Sally said...

Love these advents. Thought about making them until I saw the price at a local craft store. I was shocked to see how much they wanted for cardboard...LOL. Can you tell..I'm cheap. Yours are absolutely stunning. What fun for the children. After seeing yours all beautifully completed, I will certainly be keeping my eye on the after Christmas sales.

Hrvatica said...

Love these Advent Boxes! Just beautifu.

Kristie Maynard said...

These Advent boxes are wonderful! I remember when you did the purses for your daughter last year. Isn't her birthday coming up too?
Can't wait to see what you did for Kiki.
Thanks for sharing these with us!

Donna said...

These are adorable, Enfys! Don't the little ones make Christmas so fun, although being my favorite Holiday, I love it all by myself!

Blessings for sharing your lovely's with us!

Donna

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Christy Beans said...

These are wonderful, Enfys - and Monty's is totally sweet! I can't believe you dragged these all the way home from Florida, but I think we're all really glad you did! haha =) Thanks for sharing!

RoseAnn's Thoughts said...

Ohhh, these are wonderful! Just beautiful :)

Ελευθερία said...

wow!!!love them both!!!! i wanted to do one for my daughter and one fro my sun... but... think that this year i have no time... loved those tiny boxes!!!! wish i could find them here in Greece !!! :)

Daniele said...

wow what stunning advents, I just want to open up the drawers and take a peek
hugs

Judi said...

FABULOUS work!

Can you buy cardboard ones here in the UK, the only ones I've seen are the wooden ones from Kaisercraft?

Judi x

Stacey said...

Oh wow these are amazing. If I can find boxes like that I am definatly going to give this a go, they just look stunning!!!

Carol said...

WOW ... these advent boxes are so fabulous, I love them both! What a wonderful time Monty is going to have with his delightful boxes. I'd love to see his reaction ... it will be a Kodak moment I am sure!

=)
Hugz,
Carol

Autumn Mist said...

These are fabulous, Enfys, I love the fact that you do them for older people, too! I will have to have a go.

Lucy said...

I can't decide which I like best! Both are awesome :)

Linda said...

These are wonderful. Were did the boxes come from? The paper you used is wonderful.
I am giving away two that I made. I made the boxes from a cut file. It was fun. They are filled with crafty things but the drawers are very small so it is things like ribbon, charms, scrabble tiles. I would love for you to check them out.
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com/2011/11/blog-candy-time.html
I am looking forward to seeing your 3 one.

pcrusberg said...

The advent boxes are just wonderful. They're going to love them. Thanks!

Riet said...

So gorgeous Enfys.

Hugs Riet.xx

MizMaryAnn said...

Your family is so lucky to have you. I don't blame your grandson for ripping open the little boxes. They are all adorable and so enticing.

Hanneke said...

Wow, those boxes are gorgous! So sweet of you to give them to your children. Hugs, Hanneke

pinky said...

I spotted this on facebook this morning, amazing projects Enfys and bet the kids just love them. I am dying to have a nosey in there myself. Isn't that so nice, kids really do wear their emotions on the outside lol.

Poots said...

very, very cute!! Great job!!

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JANLYNN said...

So pretty. I love the shimmer and shine on your daughter's. The children's are just too too cute. What a fun way to count down the days.

Debbie said...

These are very wonderful, Enfys! So great and I'm sure the kiddies will really enjoy them ;- )

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