23 November 2007
One more reason to go to Starbucks
In case you need one more excuse to go to Starbucks, let me offer this: The advent calendar, introduced last year, is back.
I picked up mine after LAST Christmas for around $5. I fished it out of the clearance bin, brought it home, ate all of the candy without telling anyone, and packed it away with the intent to alter it before this Christmas. Of course, I completely forgot about it until this week.
Inspired by my recent burst of productivity with the button tree, I decided that tonight the Starbucks calendar should be altered. I even used my beloved Ki Memories paper, lovingly hoarded since last Christmas. Strike while the iron is hot, I always say.
As you can see by the above photo, the calendar consists of 24 numbered drawers. On the back side of each drawer is a portion of a Christmas scene. By the time December 24 arrives, the entire scene is complete. Because the drawers have to flip around, you're limited in how much altering you can do. I kept it simple and used patterned paper, stickers, rub-ons, and punches. Nothing lumpy.
So now, my task is to fill each drawer with some little goodies. AND to refrain from eating them until the appropriate day.
So take my advice and run to Starbucks today to pick up a latte and an advent calendar.
Oh -- and don't forget the Cranberry Bliss Bar. You'll need your strength for crafting, after all.