Thursday, August 2, 2012

Birthday Advent Calendar...

Birthday Advent Calendar...

My husband has a birthday this month and I am sure that I am not the only one that has this problem...  What do you buy someone that has everything?  My husband is hard to buy for since he never asks for anything.  So I thought I would do something fun for him...  I had been looking on Pinterest for ideas and I came across this awesome advent calendar for Christmas of course but I thought it would be fun to make one up for my husband to open each day starting on August 1 thru his birthday which is on the 19th!  Fun right? 

I loved this idea so much that I ran with it!  Funny how things work...  I was driving home one day and someone had tossed out this awesome board, perfect!  So I brought it home and washed it then I left it out to dry.  My husband favorite color is red so it was my original plan to use red and white BUT this board had old teal paint splattered on it so guess what?  Yup... teal it is!

Into my laundry room I went and counted out 19 clothes pin, adhered them to the board.  Oh yeah I painted the numbers on with teal paint, almost forgot that

I created 19 tags with little surprises for my husband...  wrapped them in brown packing paper and tied some cute teal bakers twine around each one.  It took lots of planning and creativity to come up with all these little surprises but well worth it! 

If you can see, he has already opened the first one :-)

I hope that you will think outside the box for ideas...

Please come back, we have lots of parties coming up and I have some invitations and pics to share :-)


  1. How cute is that? My husband would have a heart attack if he had 19 packages to open! lol Well, I guess he'd have 17 since his birthday is on the 17th of July! It's a wonderful idea, Lilly! I'll have to start planning right now to come up with that many ideas for next year! haha :o)

  2. What an awesome Idea!!! Your so creative!!

  3. i made this ytd! same idea just dat his bday is on the 27th! but i was thinking of putting pictures/polaroids of everyday till THE day instead of presents! ill pin up a love gesture a day on the board and bind the polaroids into a flip book on THE day! *crosses fingers* Im off by 2 days though because he's outstation.