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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

DIY Christmas Scriptures Advent Calendar {and Link'n Blogs link party #2 AND a giveaway!}

This is my first year making my own Advent Calendar. Normally, we buy the chocolate candy calendars from the German store downtown and munch our way to Christmas. This year, chocolate is OUT for me, since I can't eat dairy! {sadness, right?!} I decided to do a scriptures Advent Calendar this year, to help get my mind off the chocolate I can't eat -- and get my mind on the true meaning of Christmas. This advent calendar is probably one of the easiest you could ever make. Just print - cut - and attach! That's it. I've included the free printables for you, too, so you can get going on your own scriptures countdown to Christmas. It's not too late to start! {you can even eat a piece of candy while you read the scripture, if you are feeling left out of the yumminess!}

Simply download the printables. Cut out the scripture cards. Attach the numbers over the corresponding card {I used washi tape!}. Hang however you would like! I chose to use twine & mini clothespins to attach mine to an empty picture frame. You could use double-sided tape and put your numbers on a bedroom mirror or the back of your bedroom door. You could glue the tops onto the twine and string them across your mantel. OR, if you just want the scriptures countdown list, I've also included a download of a regular size and mini size list, so you can put it in a frame by your bed or slip one into your scriptures. That way, you can still remember to read a scripture each night, without the cards. I even have mine PINNED, just in case I forget and am in bed, I can look it up on my phone to read the scripture.

Merry Christmas! Happy countdown!

{be sure to read on for the LINK PARTY and a GIVEAWAY!}


Christmas Scriptures Advent Calendar




Here are the FREE PRINTABLES for the scripture cards, number cards and a mini version of the scriptures list! Have fun! It's so easy!

The box below has your downloads for the full Scriptures Advent Calendar!


Not working? Click HERE for the direct link to box.com
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And now -- for the giveaway!! I used washi tape for my advent calendar. It's my first time using washi tape -- and now I'm in love! There are so many ways you can use washi tape. Follow my Washi Tape Pinterest Board {click here!} for more ideas!

I am giving away a set of Christmas washi tape! 9 rolls of festive washi to get your craft on with. Simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. And don't forget to enter your projects in my link party!

{photo courtesy of Pick Your Plum}




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats to Amber G. for winning the washi tape giveaway!!
Email me at {danieladavis17@gmail.com} to claim your prize!

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Last, but not least -- the link party! AND it has a name! "Link'n Blogs" - like Lincoln Logs - but we're linkin' blogs. My clever sister-in-law thought of it! Wish I could take the cred. This is party #2! Last week, we had a good number of people link up. Let's get twice as many this week!

Here are my 2 fave posts from last week:



Be sure to check out their posts and tell them who sent you! As the link party gets bigger, I'll feature more posts each week.
Link up this week's projects! If you're new here, skim through the rules (aka "pirate code"):
Follow my blog! If you want to receive an email reminding you about the link party, leave your email when adding your link.
Link to your blog post -- not just your blog.
Share the love! Visit the other links and say who sent you.
If you enjoy a link, you can LIKE it {new feature!}
Adding your link gives me permission to feature you on my blog. 
Grab my party button!
Put A Bird On It
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Happy linking!

Link'n Blogs Link Party #2 at Put A Bird On It

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29 comments:

  1. I would make so many things! The possibilities are endless!!!

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  2. Thank you for featuring my Sharpie Mugs!

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    1. Thanks for linking up each week! ;)

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  3. Between super crafty mom and my not so crafty self I feel we could come up with some great things to make.

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    1. Thank goodness for Pinterest and its washi ideas!

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  4. Hi Daniela...thanks for featuring my drink mixes!
    Have a great weekend. :)
    Kelly

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  5. thanks for posting your advent!! Love it!!

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  6. I have never made anything with Washi tape, so I'm not sure. I have seen some awesome things made with it though!

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    1. I have a Pinterest board going if you need inspiration. You definitely should try it sometime! Thanks for commenting!

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  7. i would make a "Frame" around my photos on my wall! cheaper than frames and i am technically not allowed to nail into the walls in my apt!

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    1. That is a great idea for an apartment. If you try it, I want to see!

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  8. I honestly have no idea what I would make! I've never used washi tape before, so if I won I would be stopping by Pinterest and finding lots of fun things haha

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    1. I have a Washi Inspiration board on Pinterest. The possibilities are endless!

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  9. Just found you via the Mommy Bloggers FB page. I love the name of your blog, my friend and I always say that when we see birds on anything ;-) Hoping to win the washi tape! It's one of my new favorite crafting items.

    Alicia

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  10. Oops, I forgot to look at the question before I commented. I usually use washi tape to hang photos or wrap around jars to make things match whatever the occasion is :-)

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    1. Welcome! I've been wanting to use washi on jars, too. Thanks for following!

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  11. I've never used washi tape--so I don't know, but I love duct tape, so I'm sure I would love this too!

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    1. Duct tape is a crafter's best friend! You will love using washi tape -- I know it! Thanks for commenting!

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  12. What a great idea for an advent calendar! Looks pretty too.

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  13. I would use it for jazzing up plain wrapping paper and gift tags.

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    1. Ooooh I've been wanting to use it on wrapping paper, too! Hope it turns out great!

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  14. I'm not sure what I would use it for yet. Never tried it but have been wanting to! Thanks :)

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    1. Yay I hope you win then so you can try it!! xo

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  15. What fun Christmas patters for the tape :-)

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

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  16. Although I have not used Washi tape, I want to! I'd love to win so I can get started!

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  17. I didn't win :(. Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!

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Thanks for the chat!

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