It started from a kit I ordered off of Joann's Fabrics. It was on sale, plus I had 20% coupon code. So I got the 24 box calendar kit. And when it came it was just a bunch of pieces to be put together without any instructions.
That's cool.. I figured it out. It took some sanding, some spray paint, lots of mod podge and even more kraft glue. And a little glitter of course. The actual construction is made of chipboard and the boxes are cardboard. I fitted each cardboard box with a different Christmas themed scrap book paper (that I ordered at the same time from Joann's) and glitterized the cardboard numbers that came in the kit.
I like the shabow box affect of the open middle space. I put pretty red snowflake scrap book paper back there and then mod podged two layers of white tissue paper over it to mute the pattern and colors. A little white tissue paper garland to signify snow (or because I love garland) and a Merry Christmas sign cut from, you guessed it!, my scrap book paper. Then on the bottom I couldn't help but to put a few unrolled cotton balls sprinkled with white glitter. (Actually the white glitter was left in the packaging of my white snowflakes I have in our window. I will never throw out glitter!) For the time being I just have some pictures of us that I had laying around occupying the main space.
Right now only Joe and I enjoy the calendar treats (Dove chocolates, Crunch bells, and Werther's)> In the future I can't wait of new ways to fill the boxes that will keep the Christmas spirit goin all through December!
One more craft knocked out. Which leaves me with...
Baby's First Christmas Ornament
- Advent Calendar
- Stocking for Ruby
- New stockings for Joe and I
- Ruby's First Christmas ornament for the extended family
- Christmas card
- Christmas decor since we are hosting Christmas Eve this year!