Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Past Advent Calendar

Hello Everyone!!

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

-Prima Lace


-Stickles (Various Colors)

-Tim Holtz Pattern Paper

Tell you what you think!!




  1. Wow, that's a lot of work, but completely worth it. It is gorgeous!!

  2. WOW I am very impressed. I so love this.
    Excellent job.

  3. OMG that is FANTASTIC!! so much work but so beautiful - WELL DONE!

  4. Gorgeous!!!! I'm now following from Stampin' Connection!!

  5. Just saw this linked from 2peas...amazing !!!!