Monday 28 November 2022

Little Boxes (bet you are singing that now lol)

 Morning and I saw these little boxes on Patricia's blog and made a couple -my DIL saw them and asked if I would make 25 for Christmas as an alternative to an Advent calendar so I made 25 fist of all for them both to share-quite theraputic making them so yesterday when my spine and shoulder were bad I just sat and made another 25 so they both had one.

I used all scraps of paper and numbers found in stash just have  to buy double the chocolates to put inside.

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Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


Sam Squires - A Crafting Niche said...

Those boxes are so cute. I may have to make some myself!

Janette said...

My goodness me Carol thats a LOT of boxes and all so gorgeous. That takes some dedication, well done.xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and great boxes Carol

gr karin

Gerrina said...

What a great way to use scraps! And they look beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

R's Rue said...

So pretty.

brenda said...

Super idea Carol. I used to make up Advent boxes with lots of little pressies inside for the Grandchildren, until they grew a bit and started asking if chocolate etc., could be replaced my miniatures!

B x

Chris said...

These look lovely- a great idea for an Advent countdown! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Calendar this month.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful sets of advent boxes which can be used each year too. A great way to use up all those little scraps of paper we all hoard :)

Donna Walls said...

Wow, now this is a labor of love! Great idea to an Advent calendar too. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
Donna xx
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aussie aNNie said...

♪♪little boxes on the hillside♪♪ love these Carol how clever are you.. stunning makes .x

meg said...

Gorgeous advent boxes,a wonderful way to give small gifts

Diane said...

Your boxes are FABOLOUS! I saw them before and wanted to make them too, just never enough time in a day, but I am highly impressed how many yu have created, wow, what an accomplishment!
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT
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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Yep! I'm singing it now, hope it's not all day though hahaha. I LOVE your boxes Carol, and the little pressies for inside.
Faith x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable little boxes, wow! And great way to use up scraps! You have been so strong making them with your spine and shoulder pain! Both your DIL will be so excited! :)

tilly said...

a great project for advent or for little faring gifts, so useful and pretty, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge, Tilly

Elle-Jeanne said...

Wow, wat mooi Carol.
En zoveel, knap gedaan.
Mooi zo kun je wat restjes opmaken.
Groetjes Elle-Jeanne

Beebeebabs said...

Wow very nice thanks for sharing!!!

Lynne said...

Wow you have been busy Carol and it's a brilliant way of using up your scraps of paper x

Chrissy said...

Fantastic Carol, I would be in box heaven..the boys will love this idea and they can eat the contents, and they can keep the boxes to put stuff in, fabulous..


HilaryJane said...

These look great, you must have such a lot of patience to make 50 of these. I hope they are appreciated and kept for another year xx

coldwaters2 said...

Fantastic boxes Carol you have aced it
lorraine x

Freubelmina said...

That was quite a job but you can be proud of the result Carol xx

Leslie Miller said...

Holy cow! And I have a hard time making just four Christmas cards in a morning... no coloring, just paper and dies. You're amazing! These are all so pretty. I have enjoyed making boxes like this in all shapes and sizes, but not this many at once. It's also a lot of fun to cover match boxes. Geez, don't get me started. I hope you're feeling better.

Jean said...

what an awesome project Carol lots of work went into this x they will love it x

Christine Alexander said...

those boxes are perfect for an advent calendar ♥

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous boxes
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge good luck Ginny DT
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Linda Mc Enery said...

Oh my word, what an incredible job! Great idea! Thanks for sharing these with us at The Paper Shelter!

EmmaT said...

Gorgeous advent boxes. I made some for my nieces a few years ago and they love themx

Carol L said...

I love to make boxes too, and these are just wonderful little gifts, especially filled with all that yummy candy! NJ on them all and a great job on the previous post of your journal page too! Love that whimsical little tree!

*Vicki* said...

Your boxes are so pretty and fun Carol! I can tell it looks like a labor of love for sure! What a fun idea to open up the advent boxes each day too! I'm sure they'll look forward to it!!

Mrs.B said...

These look great and a good way of using up scraps, but they look like lots of patience needed, but worth the effort,
Avril xx

Nunzia Carusio said...

What a great work! Love your calendar idea! Thanks for sharing it at Polkadoodles and hope to see you again soon.
Nunzia DT

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Julie Reed said...

Fab idea, thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter.
Julie DT

Francesca said...

Wonderful boxes! Thank you for playing at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge!

Ilonka said...

I love it, thanks for sharing it with us at the Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.
Big hugs Ilonka DT

Brenda said...

Iʻm a little late, but none the less appreciative of you sharing your wonderful creation with us over at CRAFT Challenge last week. You have been a very busy girl!

Jackie C said...

These are fab, and yes, I did!
Very happy to see this in our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create.
Please come back again!
The best of luck with your entry.
Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

ahlers5 said...

Wow, these were such a great idea! So cute.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness you were busy making all those great boxes. Hmmm twice the chocolate and goodies...I would have to watch that I was not sampling as I was filling the boxes. LOL!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Your little Advent boxes are such a labour of love - 50 is no mean feat - especially when you are in so much pain. I hope you are feeling better now. Congratulations on your inventiveness.

Dionne xx

pinky said...

I hope your pain has eased by now Carol and I am sure making these was definitely a labour of love!! Well done you. They look amazing as does your contents. Thanks so much for following one of my tutorials. It means a lot! xx

MeSi said...

Wow, there's a few boxes :) Beautifully decorated. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft challenge. Hope to see you again!

Merja DT

Haven_mom4 said...

What a great advent calendar and using up scraps/ stickers in the process. Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff

wannabcre8tive said...

The little boxes are fabulous.You were really busy getting them all done. I know the recipients loved opening them.