Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Advent Calendar and Christmas Wreath!

Good morning fellow crafters and blog readers! How are you doing? How is your week going so far? Mine is going okay, been a little down lately so I decided that I needed some me time doing what I love, finished my first christmas wreath last night and I just love it! I love love love all the blue and the little snowflakes, I don't think I can part with this wreath!

I started off using some 12 x 12 pattern paper from both All Seasons and All Seasons II Paper packs from the Paper studio. The wreath base is from Dollar Tree and is 18" round. I covered the wreath base in white ribbon. To make all the rosettes, I first scored each sheet at every 1/4", then I cut each sheet of paper with two strips each at 2½", 2", and 1½". I adhered each same size strip together, then accordion folded and hot glued together. I ended up with 18 rosettes, 3 different sizes. I glued the smallest rosette on to the largest rosette to add some dimension. Then I started gluing onto the wreath base! I really love how these wreaths come out, and they are so fun to make! I am listing this in my etsy shop today and will have 3 more wreaths in different colors up by Sunday.

I also recently made this Advent Calendar box. I purchased the box at Hobby Lobby, found it in the Make It Christmas! Crafts section! I painted the outside of the box white and then painted over with a gloss polymer clay glaze. I then used some pattern paper that I found at the Target dollar spot last year and adhered it to each box with Mod Podge. I added some images from Papertrey Ink Tiny Treats Christmas stamp set. I cut out the numbers on my cricut, adhered with more Mod Podge, added some glitter, and Voila! Advent Calendar box! I love it, the girls can't wait to fill one of these with treats for Christmas!

My favorite time of every year is the ending months, I love Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If I don't get a chance to post again before turkey day, I wish everyone and their families a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

1 comment:

madebyKarla said...

These are so cute! I just love that little penguin on the papers :)Hope your holidays were wonderful! looking forward to some new projects from you. I have a giveaway going on, I think you might enjoy some of these things. Come check it out :)