Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pottery Barn Inspired Advent Calendar

Every year Ralph and I splurge on one expensive Christmas Decoration. I have come to realize that cheap decorations don't last and if we continue to improve our Christmas Decoration every year we will have quite the Beautiful collection! This year I was really torn between two... we needed more outdoor décor but I really wanted to start a new tradition with Sophia now that she is ONE!! That being an Advent Calendar! The one we would have chosen was the Personalized Pottery Barn Clothespin Advent Calendar...

BUT with a Price Tag of $149 not including shipping and Personalizing  I knew we were looking at somewhere in the $200 range! I ended up picking 2 of the Outdoor Lit LED Twig Deer because we needed more outdoor items!! As the days past I knew I still "needed" the advent calendar! That's when I got crafty! I knew I could make this and CHEAP! I sent ralph to our local hardware store and had a pine board cut to the measurement I needed! $6 dollars! Stopped at the craft store and bought clothes pins $1 had a stamp set and red/black/white paint at home and received advent bags from a BEAUTIFUL Etsy shop, Fancy That Loved $29.99! Grand total to Make this project....ready... $37 dollars!!!!! And it really is almost the same!!!!!! We adore our calendar and I know we will for years and years to come! It will be hung in a few days!! During the countdown we will read Sophia one Christmas story that she gets to open and we will have her sweet little fingers take out what ever is in her countdown advent bag!

To Do: Paint Board White, Paint Clothes Pins Black, Measure Out marks, Hot Glue and Stamp!

We have yet to hang it but you get the idea ;) I have a few touch ups that need to be made before hanging!
**I received the Advent Bags free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% honest! 

About our Bags from Fancy That Loved, "Beautifully crafted Advent Calendars that can be used every year! These fun hand stamped bags will be perfect to hold candy pieces, a special note or whatever your heart desires! These muslin bags feature premium fabric with matching thick cotton drawstrings for superior quality with red bakers twine and 24 mini clothespins. Make this a family tradition that your kids will look forward to every year!

24 individually hand stamped bags 3" x 4"
Red bakers twine to hang on a cute wooden spool
24 Mini Clothes pins

I can't even handle the cuteness! You don't even need the board for these bags at it comes with the wooden spool of twine and clothes pins!!! Just order and hang without the work! :) Fancy That Loved has the BEST customer service and they are quick to respond, ship and are o helpful with any questions you may have!!!

More about "Fancy that Loved" from the peeps themselves,

"A little about me...
It's those little moments in life that make living worthwhile. A baby shower, a child's first birthday or even an annual holiday - these are the special occasions that deserve a celebration! As a sassy stay-at-home mother of three boys, I know just how important it is to celebrate the precious occasions and milestones within a family. As an avid party planner and lover of paper crafts, my Etsy shop Fancy Loved That is a soulful evolution that will tickle your senses!

With a penchant for color and a keen eye for design, each one of my products will give your event a unique look and style that will be the talk of the town. As a business owner, I stay attuned to the latest trends, fads, color palettes and pop culture to guarantee a modern selection of party décor and accessories.

To me, there is just something so special about adding those magical finishing touches that everyone will notice and appreciate. I offer a variety of handmade party goods and supplies that will take your event to the next level. Whether you are planning a wedding reception or a 1st birthday party, I will work with you to provide quality party décor and accessories that will knock their socks off!

With the help of my loving husband, we pride ourselves on around the clock 24/7 customer service so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy your event!"
Oh how we adore EVERYTHING in her shop!! It really is the little details in life that make it so Magical!!! We will certainly be back to dress up our holidays and just everyday life! Stop by her shop and check it out HERE! Don't forget to follow on Facebook HERE and Instagram: #fancythatloved
Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!!!!!

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