Both Advent and Hanukkah are fast approaching and for the last few years I have shared how I have made and sent out doll sized advent calenders within my own swap group. Today I wanted to share with you those posts and show you how you can start your own Dolly Advent Calender or Hanukkah gift holder for your own families.
The above photo is the first Advent Calendar Swap I made and traded with in my swap group. http://karenmomofthreescraft.blogspot.ca/2011/11/advent-calendar-of-doll-items-i-have.html is the link to the first calendar I made, click the link to see all the items that went into this fun swap.
Around the same time www.designmegillah.com published a similar idea for Hanukkah which is so brilliant! This photo is from this post http://karenmomofthreescraft.blogspot.ca/2012/12/a-hannukkah-gift-idea-for-dolls.html you can find the direct link to www.designmegillah.com on that post. (At time of writing this I am not able to hyperlink my previous posts)
So you may be wondering what to put in the pockets. Well it is really fun to see how much you can make but if you feel you are not craft enough, source your pocket fillings at the dollar store or purchase from Michael's Jo-Anne's, Target, Walmart, ToysRus, Etsy, Ebay or your party store.
For a very small investment you can add so many great doll play items to your pockets. One of my most favorite items to put in the pockets is SHOES!!!
With all the great coupons offered at Michael's and Jo-Anne's Springfield Doll Shoes are the most fun item to get a great deal on. My niece Laura has asked me for doll shoes every year since she was 2 for Christmas. Every Christmas I give her a new pair of Springfield Doll Shoes with her Christmas Gift.
Click this link to see Springfield Doll Shoes on Line http://store.springfielddolls.com/shoes.html
This year I am so impressed with what Our Generation is coming out with, offered at Target and under $6 you can find sets like these which will help you fill your pockets, wrap each pair individually and you have 4 out of 24 pockets complete!
My dollar store also has so many of these fun erasers that double as great doll play food. Don't like sushi? They have so much more from desserts to hamburgers and even dolly iphones. Check in the Stationary section or Party Section of your local stores.