December 7, 2011

Advent Calendar


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.

Details:
  • 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.

8 comments:

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a fun project! The boxes are going to hold some really wonderful treats! Thank you for sharing!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Kate this is a WONDERFUL Christmas project. My daughter loves advent calendars and has one every year. I can't wait till she see this as she will love it! Thanks for sharing with us today!

Adele said...

Great project, TFS with us
Hugs
Adele

Jennifer said...

This is just too cute. I love all the papers and colors you chose. Wonderful detail. TFS
Jen

Kristy said...

What a fun project!
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Candice said...

Awesome! I've always wanted to try an advent like this & you make it look so easy!

Lisa said...

That came out beautiful. I have never made one but I might just have to think of that earlier next year.

GabyCreates.com said...

Very nicely done! This year is the first year I created one similar. Yours is great!