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{last minute advent calendar}

December is approaching fast and it's time to count down the days to Christmas. There's nothing sweeter (literally) than counting down using an advent calendar.

If you're looking for a nifty & thrifty advent calendar, this is the one for you! ;) Chances are that you might even have all the supplies on hand.

What you'll need:

  • card stock of the color of your choice
  • scissors
  • border punch (or crazy scissors)
  • hole punch
  • ribbon
  • washi tape
  • candy




I'm partying here! ❤

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18 Comments

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    amy
    Tuesday November 27th, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    mein mausilein,
    der adventskalender ist entzückend!!!
    ich vermisse unsere gemeinsamen werkelsonntage!!!!
    dicken kuss ;-)
    mama

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday November 28th, 2012 at 09:35 PM

      Wie schön, dass er Dir gefällt. :)
      Ich hoffe auch, dass wir bald mal wieder Zeit finden zu werkeln.
      Kuss!

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    Mme PiNat
    Tuesday November 27th, 2012 at 02:47 PM

    Great idea ! I just love it, thanks ;-)

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    Dominique
    Tuesday November 27th, 2012 at 05:41 PM

    This is great! I initially had no intentions of doing an advent calendar this year, but this is amazingly simple and fun.
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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday November 28th, 2012 at 09:37 PM

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear that I’ve inspired you to make an advent calendar this year! :)
      Let me know how it turned out.
      XO! Vanessa

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    Sinea
    Tuesday November 27th, 2012 at 08:04 PM

    Had to pin this one! How creative and beautiful, all at the same time! As usual, Vanessa, you did good! :)

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday November 28th, 2012 at 09:37 PM

      Thank you so much, Sinea! :)
      I really appreciate your sweet words!
      Have a wonderful day!
      Hugs,!
      Vanessa

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
    Tuesday November 27th, 2012 at 09:15 PM

    What a great idea! I think even the crafty-impaired (that’s me!) can handle this–love it!

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    Nana Diana
    Wednesday November 28th, 2012 at 04:12 AM

    That is a very cute idea. Love it- xoDiana

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    Amanda @gidders1
    Thursday November 29th, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Oh these are so cute! love the decoration of the punch paper. Very lovely idea!!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Friday November 30th, 2012 at 11:37 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Amanda! :)
      I hope you’ll have a great start into the weekend!
      xo! Vanessa

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    stephanie rand
    Thursday November 29th, 2012 at 09:39 PM

    what a lovely, simple idea! can’t wait to make it with my little girl!

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    malia
    Monday December 3rd, 2012 at 06:27 AM

    Really beautiful project Vanessa and I love how you illustrated the technique too!

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