Wow, these past few weeks have been super crazy around here! I am so excited for Christmas time, I wanted to make an advent calendar for my son that would hold a little car, not just candy (he get's enough candy from his grandmothers LOL), so i did not want to only give him chocolates everyday, so everyday he would open one little drawer and he would have a tiny present inside, I thought it would so exciting for him. This is my project for the SweetSassyDiva design team as well.
Here is how i made this advent calendar, if you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and i will answer them.
The first thing I did was layer the bottom piece of my patter paper on my 12 x 12 piece of chipboard. Then I put Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint all over the image to give it a very nice shiny vintage feel. I glimmer misted all of the pattern paper with Old Lace glimmer mist.
Then I cut my chip board 3”W x 12”L pieces and then painted one side of each piece. I then used Modge Podge to glue the patterned paper onto the other side of the chipboard piece. I next put the box together using a hot glue gun, I marked how big I wanted the inside pieces (dividers that would hold my little drawers) to be and then cut those pieces and painted them as well. I did not put any pattern paper on them because you really can not see it when you open the drawers.
In this next picture I show you how I placed my dividers (I edged the dividers with Gold Ranger Aderondeck paint so that it would look nice once the drawers are open), I wanted to make sure that they fit my box.
This picture shows my box put all together including the dividers.
I used my Martha Stewart score board to make the drawers. The drawers are made out of the Graphic 45 Christmas Past pattern paper, then I cut out images from the collection and placed them on the drawers.
I used the Tim Holtz pattern paper for some of my numbers on the drawers. I really loved the way they looked, it is from one of the 6” x 6” Bingo sheets. I liked that they all looked kind of different, I just accented them with stickles and Diamond Dust.
The next thing I did was accent all of the drawers with some stickles so that each one would have some sparkle.
-Graphic 45 Christmas Past Deluxe Pattern Paper 12 x 12
-Medium Weight Chipboard
-Tattered Angels Old Lace Glimmer Mist
-Stickles (Various Colors)
-Tim Holtz Pattern Paper
Tell you what you think!!