Advent Shadowbox

doorsofcalendar.jpgMy clever little sister made an advent calendar out of an old shadow box this year. She has inspired me to do the same – so I was rapt when I found one at a carboot sale for $3. It has a few too many boxes, yet can be redeemed by some well placed double doors as so to reduce the spaces down to 24 or 25. She used heavy weight cardboard for the doors and an assortment of pictures/papers, filling each box with something unique (Made as a present for Dan, so things like little helicopters and what not). I haven’t started mine yet and don’t intend to use it until next year and my boxes aren’t quite so deep as hers are but I love the idea – it’s so much nicer than paper ones from the supermarket.

There have been some other fun/cute advent ideas over on ‘Oh Happy Day’.

In other countdown news… it is 32 days until Geoff and I get married!


  1. said:

    Thanks for the countdown. I can keep reminding Christina!

    December 4, 2007
  2. said:

    Haha! Yes we should touch base with her soon. Not this week though, haven’t a night free! I think that countdown should have actually been 31, because today is exactly 1 month. Facebook is messing me around.

    December 5, 2007
  3. said:

    Wow! What a great idea. You have just inspired me to make one. Hooray! Another form of procrastination!

    December 7, 2007
  4. said:

    that’s brilliant. what was used to make and hinge the doors?

    December 17, 2007
  5. said:

    I’m pretty sure it is scored cardboard hinges. I’ll have to ask her to check properly. The doors are heavyweight card with various things stuck on them. I think hers sat slightly open so you’d have to make a way of latching them shut. My suggestion (when talking about it with my mum was to use magnets).

    December 18, 2007

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