Wednesday, December 8, 2010


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I know that we are already a week into Advent and I also know that I am never organised enough to have an Advent calendar up and running so...

Today I thought I would share with you some beautiful ideas that I have come across in my travels from people who are actually prepared!

First up, this gorgeous idea from the lovely Victoria -

Some old bottles, white spraypaint, ribbon, tags and candles make for a simple, yet effective display, especially when the candles are lit -

One candle every Sunday during Advent with the centre candle being lit on Christmas Day. You can read more about it here. Thanks Victoria!

This is so sweet and doubles as a Christmas tree as well -

For full instructions head over to here.

I love, love, love this idea -

found via the wonderful  my black book. Who would have thought that cutout pictures of animals could be so Christmassy and fun?! Thanks Britta!

If cutting out isn't your thing, then how about this idea  from the talented Anetteshus -

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Grab 24 paper bags, stick numbers (1 - 24) onto the front of them. Add a treat to each one and tie off the tops with string or baker's twine. Add an old suitcase and some candy canes and, Voila!, a beautiful display!

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So there you have it, one idea for each week of Advent! I hope to get my Christmas decorating done soon. How are you travelling?

Happy Wednesday,
Stephie x


  1. the spraypainted bottles are genius!

  2. Hi Kimia!

    Yes! Isn't Victoria clever?!

    Have a great weekend, Stephie x