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Matchbox Advent calendar

MiniObsi likes advent calendars – who wouldn’t really…. but the choc they use in the cheap ones is terrible, and I’m all about the reusable things… so I’m making a matchbox one.  I’m going to go with the style for the first pic below I think.  I’ll get some Xmas mini M7Ms to put in there or something. I haven’t made it yet, but I’ll blog when I do 🙂  (mine won’t look as nifty as these, I can guarantee it, but that’s ok)

So, here’s my inspiration…. as I know it might inspire some of you too!

http://www.bubblyfunk.co.uk/tracie-hudson-christmas-advent-a-39.html

http://poppicrafts.blogspot.com/2008/11/matchbox-advent-calendar.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/finnabair/5218682878/

One for the more sleek minimalist:

I really like this, though as an advent calendar rummaging for the right day would be irritating, but I can imagine it being a lovely idea for a baby shower or even on the Xmas table or something, where each matchbox holds a little something for each guest.

http://vi.sualize.us/view/762e4fb8b187394be76c9c486d4a76d9/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/underthewillowtree/5334971540/

Also…

This idea is awesome, and I’m so doing it!  – as an alternative to the crackers that have silly jokes and hats nobody wears…. this can be passed around, might be cool.  But you could do it as an advent calendar.

http://magpieandcake.blogspot.com/2006/12/magpie-cake-tutorial-3d-joke-tree.html

And this is gorgeous!  It’s a hanger with # of buttons for what day it is.  I love it!  (and it’s teaching kids counting too!!)

http://missgioia.com/2008/12/frankincense-advent-calendar.html

And this one is really cute – bubblewrap! (except who can stop at just one)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/invalt/3096693575/in/pool-561389@N24/

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