Aspen & Brown rusty bucket advent calendar (around 30 pounds but delivery within UK only)
Image from Boxwood (supplier not specified)
Pottery Barn Bucket and branch advent calendar ($299, no shipping outside US)
After visiting Lincraft, KMart, the Reject Shop, the $2 Shop and various other discount variety stores, I am at a loss as to where to find mini tin buckets. This is the only one I found and its got too much going on for this project.
$3.95 from a $2 shop in Highpoint
To rub salt into the wound, I saw mini white tin buckets being used to display stock in a shop over the weekend but they didn't know where they had been purchased. There are lots online, like this beauty, but all overseas as far as I can see. I only have a day left!
On the upside, I found these Morgan and Finch star pegs for advent calendars in Bed, Bath and Table for $14.95.
The ever-smart Mrs Tee suggested I try mini noodle boxes so now I have an interim solution while the rusty pails come my way (or I learn to sew).
Tomorrow they will be stuffed with little treats and strung up somewhere. Let the countdown begin.
Update: The advent calendar is now in place and helping us enjoy the Christmas spirit. What do you think?
Full blog post here.