materials | patterned paper (Making Memories) + metal clips and hanger (Tim Holtz) + font (Edwardian Script)
I've been wanting to make an advent calendar for a while using this frame I picked up at the VV Boutique...after spraypainting it I used my Cricut to cut the numbers, title and box (for holding the extra numbers). I added the clips to hold the numbers and the box hangs from a little bronze handle on the edge of the frame. Once again, I added a piece of ribbon and a jingle bell to hide the seam where the two papers meet. Now hopefully one of us will remember to change the date each day!
A Note from Angie
Most advent calendars go by the numbers. Here’s one that counts down to Christmas one letter at a time! My project was inspired by a project by Wendy Smedley featured here at Write.Click.Scrapbook.
I started by gathering a bunch of tiny ornaments and Christmas figurines.
And I painted and prepared a wooden shadow box by Carolee’s Creations using papers, letter stickers, and tinsel from Websters Pages Sweet Season collection.
This is the view for December 1st. “A” is for angel.
Isn’t it always so much more fun when you finish the back side, too?
Since this shadow box has 25 squares, there’s one square for each letter of the alphabet, with one letter to spare (I combined “y” and “z”.) As you add one alphabetical figurine each day, you’ll count down to the big day, December 25, assembling this fun décor piece as you go.
The finished piece.
How it looks on top of our entertainment center.
You may have noticed a few bits and baubles missing from cubbies “I,” “U,” and “Y/Z.” These are underway. It’s more difficult than it looks to find items shorter than 2 inches tall for each cubby! And after all, I have until December 9 to find miniature ice skates or an icicle for “I,” and I won’t be needing “U” until December 21. (In case you’re curious, I’m going with Santa’s long johns for “U,” aka “underwear.” I found some on Etsy!
For a few additional photos of this project, plus an A-Z list of the items I used, visit my blog.
A special thank you to Webster's Pages for their generous sponsorship of our second annual WCS For the Holidays celebration!