A week ago or so, several friends got together to craft. Each of us brought something to teach the others. Shonnee was showing us a cute card holder made with burlap, ribbon, and clothespins. I was inspired to turn this idea into an Advent calendar.
I first hot-glued the red polka-dot ribbon onto a piece of wider green burlap. I glued a bow and jingle bells at the top, and then used star-shaped cut-outs to write the numbers 1-25. I glued these cut-outs onto clothespins, and then I embellished some of the pins.
CRAP ALERT: Though I thought I had the clothespins aligned just right so the odd numbers were on one side of the banner and the even numbers on the other side, I somehow got them all mixed up toward the bottom.
Now each day until Christmas, either my granddaughter or I remove a number. At least those mixed-up numbers are removed early!