I wanted to make an advent calendar for the boys, and originally I was thinking of sewing a bunting with pockets, or something similar.
The problem is, we've just moved, and I honestly don't know where my sewing machine IS. (I have a vague idea, but even if I could dig it out, where is my fabric? And my scissors? and needles...too much to think about!)
Then I remembered my maps, conveniently tucked away here in my still very unorganized studio. (This will soon be tackled...it's driving me absolutely batty!)
Using a pile of boxes as a table for my paper cutter, I managed to quickly slice up some 6x6 inch squares.
I then folded them into this really simple origami pattern:Rather than folding the tops down, I left them up, (to hide the surprise) and sealed the bottom "wing" looking flaps with a tiny sticker. (Normally these stay shut when the top flaps are folded down, so I had to improvise.) Seeing as I needed something to write the numbers on, this worked out well.
I then attached them to a piece of bakers twine with masking tape, and hung them on our living room door.Next year I think I'll hang them a touch higher or seal the tops shut, as I now know that they can see everything in them!