Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Advent Calendar

Hello my scrappy friends! This year I made my first advent calendar and I'm excited to share it with you today. The calendar came in pieces that I painted and then assembled. It was a pretty simple process and allows you to embellish it as much, or as little, as you prefer.

I used one six by six paper pad for all 25 boxes. I created a simple template and then all I had to do was cut and paste. The real fun starts when you begin to add all the details!

Below are a couple of close ups of the boxes. I didn't do any die cutting on this project, of course that's an option.

A variety of embellishments including; buttons, brads, Thickers, ribbon, twine and stickers.

I know this isn't a traditional tutorial but hopefully it will inspire you to create your own home decor project. I've seen several variations of advent calendars at scrap stores. I ended up giving this one to my brother and his family, but next year I'd love to make one for myself.

  • Pattern Paper: Simple Stories '25 Days of Christmas'
  • Number Stickers: Thickers and Simple Stories
  • Sentiment Stickers: Cosmo Cricket
  • Brads: My Mind's Eye and Tim Holtz
  • Buttons: Jenni Bowlin
  • Hemp and Ribbon
  • Ink: Tim Holtz 'Tea Dye' and 'Festive Berries'

I wish you all happy and safe Holidays! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you soon.


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Kate this advent calendar is just AWESOME. I love all the detail and you can tell you put a lot of time and love in to this project... it shines through.
My daughter Heather has always love advent calendars since she was a little girl. I can't wait till she gets off work and sees this... I just know she will want to make one of her own. Thanks for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady.

Pam said...

Awesome job. I am sure you spent lots of time on this. Result is so worth it. TFS

Kymberlee said...

I am so happy you featured this on your blog. It is pretty here but really pictures can't really capture how nice it really turned out. LOVE IT!

Michelle said...

Kate this is fabulous - I'm so going to try this next year. It really looks stunning