December 5, 2010

Advent Calendar

Hello Everyone!!

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!!




scrappinC said...

OMG! The calendar is fabulous. How long did it take you to do? You have such wonderful projects. Thank you so much for sharing.


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scrap-n-away said...

Absolutely gorgeous. TFS

Maureen Reiss said...

This is gorgeous!! Great job

scrappymama said...

nice job! lots of work!

Kards by Kathi said...

Love this box and would love to make one. Can you tell me the dimensions of the drawers and the size of the dividers. Thanks.

Natalie said...

Wow, you did a terrific job! Vintage Christmas is my favorite! I like to pretend everybody who lived then looked vintage like that! He he! What a treasure this is to be for your family! I bought a wooden Advent Calendar at Target a couple years ago, I am thinking of altering it with vintage papers and my own numbers and images! Maybe I'll find one on clearance after Christmas!
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freetimegone said...

What an awesome advent calendar. I will be happy to send you my address if you need someone to send it to (lol). I love the papers you used too.

Maria said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! TFS

scrapperbecka said...

Great calendar, Bobbi Jo, it is beautiful. Looks like it took you forever to make that.

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