Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Advent Calendar.

Hi there, I've been madly trying to get this advent calendar finished before December 1st and I've finally made it.....just!!

I started this ages ago, I've had the box part painted and glued together, then painted the inside of all those boxes and stuck them together. It seemed to take forever to finish those little boxes though! Each one has patterned paper adhered all the way around then the front piece is attached, the little half-circle finger hold has to be cut around (I found curved nail scissors were best for this), then sponged with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress ink.....oh, then the numbers had to be stuck on......whew!

If you are wondering, this is a kit Advent Calendar by Kaisercraft. It comes in a flat pack and you add your own paint, patterned paper and other decorations. The wooden pieces, reindeer, sleigh, presents in the sleigh and free-standing tree, are also by Kaisercraft, I painted them with acrylic paints and spritzed with some glitter sprays. The presents in the sleigh are covered in patterned paper and backed with red foil.

Included in the kit are raw chipboard numbers, which are a bit large, I only used them on the 6, 12 and 21 drawers, the other numbers are a mixture of glitter stick-ons, Thickers foam, MM rub-ons (a bit tricky to apply once the box is made up!) and tiny stick-ons.

I needed something else in the bottom left corner as it looked too bare, so I made some little 'gifts' out of patterned paper and tied with ribbon.

Patterned papers are all from the Kaisercraft 'Tis The Season and December 25th ranges.

OK, let the countdown begin!!


Track Potato Lady said...

This is just stunning. Absolutely beautiful, and something that will be treasured in your family for years to come. It is the prettiest Advent Calendar I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing!

Kylie said...

WOW Lyn,
All your hard work has paid off, your Advent Calendar is gorgeous and I bet it will be loved for many years to come, LOVE it Lyn!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Kathi said...

Oh my gosh! That is truly spectacular and is destined to become a family treasure.

Shirley said...

Well, I am glad you finished it! What a really wonderful, pretty, and fun Christmas calendar!

Carolyn said...

Your advent box is fabulous, Lyn. What did you use to make the tree in the center section?

HAPPY SUMMER! It is cold here.

Carolyn S

Rossylalah said...

Awww Lyn this is beautiful! I have seen these in the store but I have been hesitating....You have just inspired me. Maybe I should start it now for next year!

shirley said...

This is fabulous!