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!
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.