Advent calendars – they’re not just for the little ones!
I got such a laugh over creating this “Mommy’s Advent Calendar” for our holiday home – perfect for all the other wine-loving mamas (and papas) out there!
As much as I’d love to say this idea was all mine, the truth is I’ve too busy drinking wine to think of something this clever. The idea came from a picture my friend Kelly shared with me (unsourced, unfortunately) and I knew I had to bring it to the G&D household.
To make, I simply printed off “countdown” tags on my printer, cut them to look like tags, punched a hole at the top, threaded baker’s twine through the hole and hung them from each bottle. I only have a 15 bottle wine rack, so instead of counting down the days until Christmas one by one, I doubled up on a few of them.
Above the wine rack is this great little nutcracker – who is now my “wine guy” – standing guard over my wine.
I’ve named him Chuck.
He means business.
Hanging over Chuck is this great little holiday message with a wine-lover’s twist that I added to my chalkboard using this chalkboard lettering tutorial.
How many of you plan on having your own little advent calendar next Christmas?
I highly recommend it.
See more of our holiday home in our 2014 Holiday Home Tour!