|Books to count down the days until Christmas|
Change it up! Instead of the usual chocolate-a-day advent calendar I have made one with a book-a-day. A child can never have too many books, in my opinion, and how much fun will it be to watch him unwrap a book and discover it each and every day until Christmas?
|Pick a colour theme for your wrapping and number each package|
I just scoured the local charity shops and picked up handfuls of books for 50c or $1 a pop in basically new condition, and also bought a few on sale from those little pop up discount book shops that appear in shopping centres. I chose a colour scheme and went to town with the wrapping and embellishing making sure each one was numbered. The little shelves are actually spice racks from Ikea that I painted with left over house paint. All up the entire project came in under $50.
|Up on the wall in the playroom|