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Holiday Countdown Calendars

My sister-in-law ruined me. I had no need for countdown calendars. Sure, they were cute, but I didn't drool over them. That was until she gave me this one from Pottery Barn Kids.

The picture doesn't do it justice. This felt calendar is one of my favorite Halloween decorations. I love all the details. Including the tombstone on the 14 that has my brother-in-laws name on it. I love that! But I don't deserve it. I never remember to put candy in it until way too close to the end of the month. Which is why I don't need this one either:

But that doesn't mean I don't want it. I have thought about attempting to make something similar. But there are only 21 days left until Thanksgiving. And it would take me at least 20 of those to get around to doing it. This might have to be a September project next year.

Isn't it cute. Sometimes I dream of sneaking over to my sister-in-laws house and stealing it from her entry way. Okay, not really, but it is cute enough to cause dreams of evil doing. Unfortunately these were both last years designs. And this years Thanksgiving countdown calendar isn't as cute. Although I am sort of in love with the Christmas advent calendar.

I am thinking this one might be easier to make. And instead of squares you could do circles. And just do easy patterns (so they look like Christmas balls) instead of the harder stuff like the Santa. Or you could just buy one if you are lucky enough to get them before they run out. Maybe with the state of the economy they won't fly of the shelves like they did last year!


Anonymous said...

I love those. They are so pretty!

Unknown said...

How fun are those! I don't have any advent calendars. My poor kids just get stuck with the paper chains they make at school. You have inspired me to make a Christmas one...if it turns out, I may just have something for gifts for my sisters in laws! Hey thanks for the idea!

Lorie said...

Erin, I would love to see what you do!

Erin said...

This is definitely the sort of thing I would have to buy, because I can't make stuff like that. But they sure are fun. The price tag is pretty fun too, I bet! :)

Kristina P. said...

I want that Christmas one.

The Petterssons said...

Those are such clever calendars~ I will have to get one for myself now!