Advent Calendar

 It is always so much fun to count down the 25 days until Christmas.  What a creative way to do so with this great wooden  Advent Calendar. Each little drawer could have a surprise treat, toy or even a special note for the person who gets to peek inside that day.  This will also keep mom and dad on their toes to get all their shopping, baking, wrapping etc. done for the holiday.

These darling Christmas Advent calendars were created and made by Sara Owens.  Sara designed this for Craft Warehouse with nice and warm colored papers and embellishments by Teresa Collins and My Minds Eye.   This holiday project got me so excited to make one of these Advent Calendars that I went and got my Christmas scrapbook paper and got started right away on this project.  I will now have my own Advent Calendar for the month of December.  What a fun tradition to have with your family, whether it be for your children, grandchildren or just for you!


Products used:

Teresa Collins (project on the left)

  • . Kaiser Craft drawer organizer
  • · Americana Mississippi Mud Acrylic Paint
  • · Teresa Collins “Christmas Cottage” paper collection choose one of each paper.
  • · Teresa Collins “Christmas Cottage” Chipboard Elements No2
  • · Sanding block
  • · Beacons 3in1 glue & Pioneer glue stick
  • · Rubber bands
  • · Foam brush
  • · Marvy 1” circle punch (this helps cut the half circle at the top of each box)
  • · Tim Holtz Distressing vintage photo ink

My Minds Eye (on the right):

  • · Kaiser Craft Advent Calendar
  • · 5×7 White Frame (LFA/471)
  • · Americana Country Red Acrylic Paint
  • · My Minds Eye “All is bright” paper collection. 12×12 chosen are “Bright”, “Ephemera Frames”, “Noel Banner” & “Merry” paper.
  • · My Minds Eye “All is Bright” Washi Tape & sticker accessory sheet .
  • · Tim Holtz Scissors
  • · TomBow Hook and Loop Velcro Strips
  • · Sanding block
  • · Beacons 3in1 glue
  • · Rubber bands
  • · Foam brush
  • · Marvy .5 in circle punch

I would like to thank Sara Olsen for her sharing her fabulous project with us.  Be sure to go to Craft Warehouse and get your instructions on how to make this darling Advent Calendar and start your December tradition today!

Happy Holidays                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   LeAnn