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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Matchbox Advent Box

   How cute is this??!  I know I am a bit late in the game, but this looks like such fun!  It's completely made out of matchboxes.  Simple (well, we'll see about that...) and inexpensive.  Think of the fun things you could fill it with- stickers, candy, $1 store trinkets and maybe movie tickets!:)  I know you all have tons of scrapbook paper and embellishments (ribbon, stickers, etc) so why not make this cutie?  I am off to Wal Mart to find the matches!:)   Click here for directions.

15 comments:

Tristan said...

SO CUTE!

Darlene said...

That is REALLY cute!!!! Let us know how it goes.......

Polka Dot Moon said...

Now that is too cute! I cover match boxes all the time, so I will definitely be making one!

Thanks for sharing such a fabulous idea!!

Sandy Toes said...

Very very cute! I love it!
-sandy toes

Jamie said...

Oh, that is cute! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see pix of yours ;-)

Artfulife said...

I have always loved these. So cute!

Lindsay-ann said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea.
I love it.
Lindsay

Allyson@House of Stephens said...

Wow, those are super cute. Do you have to wrap each one? I don't know if I have that much patience.

Can't wait to see what cute, charming boxes you come up with.

Mother Hood said...

I LOVE that! Why don't I ever think of these things?

Ruth said...

You have such beautiful Christmas photos up. I have enjoyed looking at all of your wonderful decorations and tips. I love this advent calendar. What a great idea.
Ruth

Amy said...

Way cute! Can't wait to see yours!

Ruth said...

We use alot of different things. I don't usually use just one publisher. I use Story of the World here at home but we are using Mystery of History in the coop we are in this year. We really enjoy it.
For math I use Saxon and for English I use Learning Language Arts Through Literature. Everything else is whatever I find that I would like to use. Do you use a certain curriculum.
Ruth

Elise said...

That is so cute!! I actually bought a bunch of furry red mini stockings last year after Christmas and still didn't do it this year...
Oh well, maybe next year?
Elise

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Lori!
So did you find the match boxes to make this? It is ADORABLE~ I think I am going to make the snow globe and snowman on the jars on my blog. Ronnie has been knitting, she made a beautiful scarf yesterday and a little knit hat with a flower on it for Noel today-It is the most precious thing!
Miss you!
Robin~♥

michelle said...

I love this! Maybe next year... Will you post it again next year when I forget where I saw it?!