Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Challenge: Advent Calendars

This week is the start of December and that means the start of Advent calendars!

  Here is one that I made... I made it using things I already had on hand so it was FREE!
I used a cupboard door (check Ikea's as-is section), clothespins, primer/paint, hot glue, scrapbook papers & embellishments, and adhesive vinyl.

First I primed the cupboard door.

Then I painted it Lamb's Wool White from Dutch Boy. It is a warm white color... I love that it is white but not shape and too bright.  Since my house is filled with warm colors it works perfectly.

I sanded the edges to give it distressed look.

I also brushed on a stain I made from paint and water (50% of each) and wiped it off with a paper towel.  This gives it a nice aged look.

While the paint was drying I made these envelopes with my Silhouette... I love my silhouette! This library envelope came with the silhouette.

I embellished each envelope to make each one a little different.

I hot glued the clothespins to the cupboard door.  I tried to space them out as evenly as possible.

I cut out the vinyl with my Silhouette for the middle.

I am going to add a bible verse and a little treat to each envelope for each day.
Now I am excited to see your advent calendars!  Feel free to link up older post as long as they are an advent calendar.  

This Linky party is for advent calendars ONLY!


Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Gotta love the crafts you can do without having to buy supplies!

Cassie Bustamante said...

hi fawnda! my calendar is going up tomorrow on the diy club- can i link my teaser post to this party? i would love to participate!

Matt said...

These are some amazing ideas for Advant Calendars, I am impressed with the creativity displayed.

I am looking forward to making one with my son this year, thanks again for the ideas.

Your friends at BYO Playground

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is so cute. I am really in love with so many of the advent calendars I have been seeing around lately.

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