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.

  • 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.


Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a fun project! The boxes are going to hold some really wonderful treats! Thank you for sharing!

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!

Unknown said...

Great project, TFS with us

Jennifer said...

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

Unknown said...

What a fun project!

Unknown 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. said...

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