I was on a mission this year to make a great Christmas Advent Calendar. DH & the girls cannot have gluten-wheat, rye, & barley. This makes it very difficult at Christmas time when those advent calendars hit the store shelves. The girls have had an advent calendar since they were small & they are not about to give them up now. When we were at Michelle's for Canning Palooza
we saw her 2012 Davids Tea Advent Calendar. What a great idea!! Sample a different tea each day.
This would be huge improvement from 2012. With Bruce in the hospital in early December, the advent calendars were containers with gluten-free candy stuffed in them. As you can tell I was not in the mood for Christmas. What can I say, our Christmas tree was a Snowman with the gifts around the bottom.
|2012's Advent Calendar!|
DD#1 had come across a DIY Advent Calendar
on Pinterest. I love that place for ideas! I really liked this advent calendar & decided to put a sample of Davids Tea in each of the round containers instead of candy.
I went to Michaels and purchased the 2 inch round favor tins, Christmas scrapbook paper for the frame, the 12x12 frame & a magnetic sheet. Next stop was Home Depot as I needed a 12x12 sheet of metal. With help from Customer Service, I found this in the duct aisle. DH cut it to size with tin snips.
|24 - 2 inch round favor tins|
|Christmas Scrapbook paper|
I set to work assembling the DIY Advent Calendar.
|Assembling the Advent Calendar|
This is the finished DIY Advent Calendar
|Finished DIY Advent Calendar|
|Close Up of DIY Advent Calendar.|
The 25th round flavor tin will have 2 Hersey's Kisses in it.
Now it was time for a trip to Davids Tea for 24 varieties of tea. Davids Tea has an advent calendar that goes on sale every year. I found a list of the teas online from their 2012 advent calendar. There were teas in it I would never want to try. I detest peppermint tea so would never buy it. I decided it would be a good idea to go through the Davids Tea catalogue and pick the teas we would like to try. I decided on 24 as there are 4 of us and that divides very nicely into 24, being 6 teas each. Now the hard part, picking just 6 teas each. Bruce & I stopped at Davids Teas, Mississauga Square One on the way back from Toronto. I explained to the server what I wanted to do and she was absolutely wonderful. She bagged 24 varieties of 10g tea.
|24 varieties of Davids Teas|
DD#1 loves black teas, DD#2, green, Bruce, rooibos & me, herbals. This way we get to try teas we normally would not try. Looking forward to December 1st to start trying these teas.
Labels: DavidsTea, DIY