Monday, November 16, 2009

Advent Boxes



I guess I can show these now. I made these advent boxes for two DF of mine. I gave them to them a couple of days ago so they could begin opening them Dec 1st. Of course in each little box is a special wrapped present. You wouldn't believe how hard it was to fill all these spots with things they didn't already have. I so enjoyed making them and the best part is they get to have a surprise every day in December! How fun is that?

35 comments:

Jacqueline said...

These are just beautifully made and such a wonderful gift for somebody to receive and to open a little box everyday! I don't know how you do it - I am astounded by your creativity!

Chris said...

Wow, Lynn, these are wonderful. Wish I had a friend like you. :o)

I keep meaning to start something like this for my son but still haven't got around to it. One day...

Wendy said...

what a great friend you are, and what fabulous work, these are gorgeous Lynn

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

You have some very lucky friends! What a great treasure to have.
And such creativity you have shown here, Lynn!

Nancy said...

Aren't I one of your DF's? *lol* These are gorgeous!

Lynn said...

Oh Wow, what a wonderful friend you are Lynn, this is such a treasure, and they are soooooo beautiful!!!!

joy said...

Those gals are lucky, indeed, to have you as a friend! What a treasure these will be for them. They are beautifully done - bravo!

Suzanne C said...

What wonderful gifts. Finding the little gifts would be so difficult and what a fantastic design on each box.

penny4thoughts said...

Just beautiful, Lynn! Love all the details - obviously presents made with lots of love. I've seen the blank versions of these in stores to decorate - you made them look wonderful!!

Char said...

Your boxes are fabulous. What a fun thing for you to do. They should really love them.

Terri Gordon said...

Your work is always beautiful. But I just love these, I love the color you used and all your details, what a wonderful gift for your friends. Happy Holidays. Love to visit your blog, it's always a delight.

Sandy Michelle said...

Ooo I love your advent boxes! Coincidentally I made a 12 day one with round tins and will post them on my blog for a Chrsitmas blog party.

Hugs!
Sandy

Healing Expressions said...

HI Lynn,
What an absolute joy to discover your blog and visit! Your work is just beautiful and so inspiring!!! I wanted to let you know there is a little surprise for you over on my blog if you'd lke to take a peek!
Blessings!
Lani

trisha too said...

these are so wonderful!! wherever did you find the bases? did you construst this yourself? maybe if i start NOW, i could have some ready for NEXT year!!

:)

paru's_circle said...

hi dear
advent boxes are so awesome!! as regards your knitting bug.. do makes these, i have made them in yellow for my daughter.. you will find them on my blog, i couldnt find the lornas laces here(its indeed a lovely wool)so i used what i could find here.. heres the link
www.nwkniterati.com/movabletype/archives/MossyCottage/Alhambra.pdf

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a gorgeous gift! The boxes are wonderfully decorated and I'm sure that your friends will enjoy to open one drawer every day.

Sophia said...

What a cool idea! Oh, I wish I could see the look on their faces!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

oh wow...every year I say I must make one...

what a thoughtful generous friend. So much work involved.

joanne wardle said...

what a wonderful thoughtful gift, and they are gorgeous too

Dorthe said...

Oh Lynn, what a fantastic and big job ,they are wonderfull, what a present to recieve, they must be so very happy, .
Hugs,Dorthe

Hels said...

WOW AND DOUBLE WOW hun....these are AMAZING....I would love to be your DF you know...they are very lucky to now own some of your ART! hugs xx

PS...you are soooo inspiring! x

Martina2801 said...

Wow !!!! Lynn, this boxes are so fantastic. I can`t look away anymore!
Beautifully created.

Robin said...

These are just beautiful Lynn! You have some very lucky DF's!!

Heather Robinson said...

What a wonderfully personal gift for your dear ones. These are amazing. Makes me want to reach in and open those little gifties myself!

Carolyn said...

Lynn, fabulous -- they will love opening one every day as a reminder of your friendship and generous nature.

Debbie Emmons said...

Its really fun, considering I am one of the lucky "friends!" Do you know how hard it is to be good and not naughty?

Thanks Lynn, you are a DF.

I will always treaure my advent box.

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

How wonderful! and a very special way to celebrate a friendship as well as the holidays!
Inka

Lynifyni said...

Just wonderful, Lynn! Isn't it hard to fill all those little spaces? I'm working on a piece that has lots of little cubbies...it's like "how many more to go?" So I know the work that went into your very beautiful Advent boxes. Bravo! LynnF

Autumn said...

I just love this! Where ever did you find the box?! AMAZING! What a great friend you are!!!
xx,
Autumn Clark

Shar said...

These are totally great! Just love how you have decorated this wonderful advent calendar!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

These are just beautiful! What wonderful and meaningful gifts handmade by you, Lynn! So inspiring--wish I had the time to make something like them, but I don't think I'll be able to this year.
Enjoyed!
Blessings to you from the Cabin!
Claudia O.

Linda said...

What inspiration! Great job on the boxes! I love them! Where did you find the "base" box? Thank you for sharing!

Linda

Lyneen said...

Where did you get the awesome boxes!

These are WONDERFUL!

dustypenny said...

Wow, these are beautiful!

Jill said...

Lynn, these are beautiful. I've wanted to make some kind of advent calendar for years. My kids will all be old by the time I get to it, but you've just shown that doesn't matter. Adults would love it too!

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