Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Advent Calendar

Today, I am sharing an advent project that I made for my husband.
I saw a cool idea for an Advent Calendar on another blog and just had to make it!!  Here is the original post. to give credit where credit is due, over on Pootle's website.  She is from the UK and does some awesome projects.  

Of course, I re-invented it, so to speak, so that it fit onto a 12 x 12 piece of DSP backing.  (the chipboard that comes in every package of designer series paper that you buy).  YES, I save all of it.  But, this cardboard backing comes from the Glimmer Paper, which is even sturdier.

So, basically, I used a piece of Irresistibly Yours DSP and stamped the bough image from the Wonderland stamp set in Staz On onto the designer series paper.  Then, I used a gold ink pad to sponge all over the DSP to bring out the 'dotted' pattern on the DSP.

I attached Gold Metallic Baker's Twine across the DSP and secured it to the back of the DSP and then used a black Sharpie marker and went around and colored in any of the mat board that was showing.  Then, I secured the whole piece to the 12x12 cardboard using tear and tape.

I cut four pieces of 1 1/4" burlap ribbon and stapled two each to the top of each mat board to the back.
To make the cute little cone shaped treat holders, I used the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack.
First you fold the square in half (diagonally, corner to corner) and then fold each half back to the center.  Then, fold the top flap down in back.  You then just adjust it to make a cone shape.  

I attached a little numbered circle to a clothespin and add that to the top to keep it closed.   (I would suggest using our Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack for this part, but I couldn't wait for my order to get here) (So, I downloaded a printable and printed it off and punched each one out.  Not quite as cute but it worked in a pinch) 
You can remove the clothespin and store your little treat holders flat.
Just think about all the ways you can use these for just about any occasion.  You could do one for a 25th anniversary, a birthday, a countdown to a retirement!!  The options are endless!!  And, just by changing up the designer paper and mind is going crazy,,,..oh my!!!
Here is how I folded the little cone shaped treat holders.

1st fold

2nd fold

3rd fold

4th fold

5th fold

6th fold

Circle number on tiny clothespin

Finished cone

Here are the supplies I used to make this fun project.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

If you want to do the cute little tags, you can use the stickers from the Hello December Project Life kit.  I found a printable online to do the circled numbers and printed them off and punched them out.

Hope you are able to follow the instructions.  If you have any questions, please ask in the comment section and I will try and explain further.

Have a fantastic day!!!


1 comment:

  1. I still love your advent calendar. Thanks for sharing how to make the cones.


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