Hello my scrappy friends, this is Kate from Sassy and Scrappy. 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. You can find my blog here.