Saturday, September 13, 2008

Christmas Advent Calendar

This is a very popular thing on UK Scrappers at the moment. It is designed by Tracey at Bubbly Funk - the instructions can be found here.

It uses 24 matchboxes. I got mine from Asda (6 for 31p) so not very expensive to make. I have painted each of the drawers and the front edges of the boxes with blue and purple acrylic paint. I have used Papermania Forever Friends papers, blue and purple bazzill and some Papermania embellishments and brads. I wasn't really sure on how to do the numbers as my handwriting is dire but I was very brave and used the dreaded peel offs - they haven't come out too bad.
They take ages to make but look really good once complete! Now just what to fill it with ...!

7 comments:

knitkath said...

This is really pretty, well worth all the painting!

Beejay said...

It's lovely Claire. I'm sure Zoe will love it.

Steph said...

Beautiful - well worth the effort

misteejay said...

Fab box - really love it.

Toni :o)

LadyBug said...

This is lovely! well done.

Mary B said...

That is a great advent calendar

Gem said...

Very pretty, I found your blog via the thread on UK Scrappers and am now feeling very inspired :)I love the papers you have used on this advent calendar :)