06 December 2011

12 Days of Christmas Countdown Calendar

Hi all!! I wanted to share my 12 Days of Christmas display with you :) My DH is coming home from his mini-deployment just in time to count down the 12 days of Christmas. So instead of a traditional Advent calendar {which we would have had to skip the first half of, or open the first half all on one day!} I decided to go with the "12 Days of Christmas" theme!

It's our first Christmas being just the two of us- previous Christmases DH was deployed or we were hosting guests so things were crazy! So our 12 Days of Christmas calendar is filled with goodies the two of us can enjoy together. We both love tea and coffee, so each day is filled with a special tea or coffee that we haven't tried before, or one that is a favorite of ours. I'm looking forward to opening them each night and settling down together on the couch to enjoy our hot beverages, perhaps while watching a Christmas movie ;)

The best part?? Since I had all of the materials in my stash, the only expense was the items to fill the pouches- $30 {and there's lots of extras of each tea/coffee, hehe}.

Below is a tutorial of how you can make one too! I used lots of The Twinery twine on this project!! :D I've also included a link where you can download the whole tutorial in a PDF file. Enjoy!!


  1. This is such a clever idea, Shanua! Love those little felt goodie bags with the twine! TFS. :)

  2. WOW Shauna I totally LOVE LOVE this, the little bags are fantastic and the colors and twine is GORGEOUS girl, I SOOOOOOO LOVE this project!!! Awesome tutorial too sweetie!!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. fabulous shauna! i adore the little felt envelopes. just perfect!

  4. How super cute! I've never made one of these calendars but I really should! My kids would love it.

  5. How delightful, Shauna! I love those fuzzy little pouches of goodness. Your DH is going to love this sweet idea!

  6. Love this! returning the blog love from Spruce Your Nest, I am your newest follower :-)

  7. O, Shauna, this is super cute! You hit a home run with this project. I love it :)


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