Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Crafty Place Alter a Container for Xmas Challenge

This is my altered container, it is a bag of 24 little envelopes with questions, discussion topics and other bits (Christmas CD, 2 scratch cards and a decoration), one to be opened per day of advent.

I have used a brown paper food bag (bought from Home Bargains, 10 for 89p I think). I have covered the front and back of the bag with beautiful Imaginisce papers and added a kraft paper label to explain what to do with the contents of the bag.


Here are the envelopes that are hiding inside the bag, I bought some mini brown envelopes from ebay (thought afterwards that I could have used little brown money envelopes and that probably would have worked out cheaper) and decorated them with a little holly stamp from Elzybells.

This decoration was made from a Basic Grey pack of decorations I bought in the sale after last Christmas. All you do is fold and glue and add the string to hang.

Hope my mum and dad like their alternative advent calendar ;-)

13 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea - don't know where you get them all from!
    xx

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  2. Wow - that is amazing. I'm sure they'll love it.

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  3. Oooooooo pretty pretty pretty!!!

    And you have given me a good idea for OH for his advent calender instead of beer!! xx

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  4. Stunningly Beautiful!! Just when I have caught up with your last idea you come up with something else just as amazing. I don't know how you do it :) but I'm so glad you do xx

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  5. How do you do it? You create so many lovely things, one after another I can barely keep up with just looking at them!

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  6. That is great your Mum & Dad will love it

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  7. Wow Sarah this is just fantastic.
    Paula xxxx

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  8. I plan on doing an advent countdown for my parents if possible. Last year I did a 12 days of Christmas box which went down really well! I love this Sarah and has given me a few more ideas xxx

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  9. what a fabuous idea, your mum and dad will have so much fun counting down to christmas! :) xx

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  10. What a brilliant idea and looks fabulous too.

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  11. What a fab idea - its a bit spooky because I have bought some of these paper bags, which are sat sitting in my cupboard waiting for inspiration, now I have found it, thank you ..... guess what I am going to do next!

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