Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar

Well, hello December! How did you get here so fast??

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, I missed posting here the entire month of November because my online shop was keeping this little mama pretty busy! Thank you to all that ordered this year, it was a joy for me to be able to do what I love! My shop has closed up as tight as a snow globe for the month of December and it will be nice to have time now to slow down and spend lots of days snuggled up with my family soaking in what Christmas is all about.

I had to put off my Christmas crafting last month, but got started in a hurry yesterday! First up, our new Christmas Advent calendar! I started this mid morning yesterday and finished just in time to add the treats before the big kids got home from school!! It was a close call, but I think I work best under pressure, haha!



I loved these advent boxes as soon as I layed my eyes on them at Hobby Lobby. You can find at set at your local store, don't forget to download a coupon if it's not on sale!!

I was happy to have a reason to use some of the scrapbook paper I hoard... ummm.... I mean, save for special occasions such as this ;)


The possibilities are endless with this project! You could stick with just two or three patterns and colors and work from that, or you could make each box unique from all the others...


Trace and cut out your paper to size to each box, they are each just a little different in shape. Once you have your paper glued into place {I used Mod Podge} use a nail file to smooth out all the edges. This will give it a smooth and seamless look.

Add embellishments like ribbons, buttons, or even jewelry if you want added sparkle! What ever you do, just make sure to let your inner kindergartner come out and make a big mess while you are cutting and gluing.... this makes it way more fun, trust me!


I warned you it would be messy, but it's a lot more fun this way I 

I loved treating each box like they were mini canvases, this one is my favorite for sure....


Here is our advent calendar all finished.,..



{those little boxes are now filled with kisses and rolos, and it's killing me not to eat them already! haha!}

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you all have a great week! I hope to be back soon with some more Christmas goodness to share with you all!



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