Christmas is coming. I’m so excited for it this year. I went through a long phase where Christmas wasn’t an exciting time for me. I don’t want to get into the thick of it here on this blog, but I think I’ve found the solution this year, because I am in a more Christmas-y spirit than ever before! The solution? Making for others!
Gift shopping has never been a strong suit for me. It stresses me out, can be disappointing, and seems meaningless on the actual day of the gift giving. I want gifts I give to be meaningful and to hold some-sort of meaning for me to give. To me, that means building it with my own two hands! I don’t mind spending waaaay to much money on craft supplies because I know that the end result will make me and them happy!
My biggest and most exciting project this year is: the advent calendar!
While I’m obviously wayyyyyy late to do a complete 25 day advent calendar, I decided to do a 12 days of Christmas calendar for my friends and family.
These are only for the girls, simply because it’s so much easier to find 12 cool things to make for them. My girl friends who live in town will be getting the calendars as countdowns to Christmas, while my sister and mother, devout Catholics, will be getting them as proper 12 Days of Christmas gifts.
So what is in the calendars you ask? Well, let me tell you!
Day 1: Lip Scrub
Day 2: Leather Tassel
Day 3: Peppermint Bathbombs
Day 4: A personalized cross stitch
Day 5: Aromatherapy Eucalyptus shower tablets
Day 6: Reusable Hot mug cozy
Day 7: Green Tea Bathbombs
Day 8: Drink Mixes
Day 9: Leather Cord keeper
Day 10: Fuzzy Socks
Day 11: Citrus & Mint Bathbombs
Day 12: Nail art stickers
My goal was to make it a fun mix of daily use items and relaxation kits. Here are a few shots I have of the making process: