Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Advent Calendar

Ok, I know, I know. I am EXTREMELY late posting an Advent calendar but I’m just now getting around to blogging about it… you know, a couple weeks after it’s completion.

This project was on my radar from last Christmas and I planned on doing it over the summer. *Dies in laugher* Yeah, right. The base is a large reclaimed cabinet door that my hubby & son painted for me.

I painted paper mache boxes from Hobby Lobby green & red. Then I cut out papers and worked out the pattern I wanted on the door. I tweaked it a little at the very end before gluing the boxes down.


Next, I painstakingly, traced each paper, cut it out, Mod Podged it on and finally got to decorate. It was fun but very time consuming. I really hope this will be a family tradition for many, many years!

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I tried unsuccessfully to get a good picture of the snowflakes I punched from vintage sheet music and accented with glitter.


The tags and numbers were cut with my Cricut. I distressed the edge of the tags with ink.

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We are using a lot of the verses and ideas from this list at My Insanity. It’s great to see Cayson connect Jesus’ birth with Christmas!

I'm linking to Get Your Craft on at Today's Creative Blog




  1. Love this... I'm excited to make one next year!

  2. This is great! :) The advent calendar we had growing up was my favorite, you moved a little mouse into the pocket of the day. I found it recently on Ebay..."vintage" now, and the winning bid was $76! :-/ Thankfully my Mom is giving me the one I grew up with. :)

  3. Hi Sarah. First, thanks for visiting my blog and leading me to yours. I love your creativity. I especially love this advent calendar and think it was totally worth all of the hard work you put into it. Also, I wanted to let you know that I picked your name as the winner of my key fob giveaway. Please contact me (my email address is on my blog) and let me know your choice of color and your mailing address. Congrats! I've also written a post that will hopefully direct some traffic in the direction of your blog. Thanks again for visiting my blog and commenting.


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