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Heather asked everyone to show how we are going to have a Pretty Little Christmas, by sharing decorations, specially wrapped gifts, handmade items or anything that we feel will make out Christmas extra special.
I thought I would show my most recent project, as in this past weekend recent. I have been playing around with the idea of making my own advent calendar for a while. If you aren't familiar with the tradition of the Advent calendar, you can read more about it HERE.
I wanted to buy one of those chipboard kits with drawers at the scrapbook store, but I waited too long. So I saw these little wooden advent cubbies at Target, on sale for around $18 bucks.
Soooo not my colors:
I was so excited to make this one my own! I painted it with craft paint... if you happen to try this project, you'll need about 3 to 4 coats of acrylic paint, then finish with a nice sealer to prevent scratches. Be patient! This process took me about 5 hours, just to paint it! :0)
After the paint was all dry, I used my scrapbooking papers, little trinkets and embellishments, trims, buttons and stickers to add the days to each box.
For my numbers, I used glittered stickers and cut up 2 vintage Bingo game cards. I glued the numbers to different patterns of paper and used foam sticky dots to create dimension.
Lastly, I glittered the base and the roof and added a curly feather smoke stack to the chimney! Love how this came out!
My kids LOVE opening each little door each day to find a sweet surprise as we count down the days until Christmas.
I'm so glad I finally did this project! This will definitely add to our PRETTY LITTLE CHRISTMAS traditions for years to come!
Happy Holidays Everyone!