In mid-October, I came to a decision regarding Advent Calendars. I decided that they weren't just for kids – that adults could enjoy them as well. So I made two of them in red and green for a couple of our friends and neighbors. They loved them and I plan to make a few more for Christmas next year. The first picture shows how the calendar looks before the ornaments in the drawers are hung . . .
The next picture shows what it would look like on December 24 . . .
The last picture shows the green calendar with the angel tree topper which was in the little box with the number 25 glued on the top . . . just waiting for that wonderful day of our Lord's birth to arrive!
Each calendar took about three weeks for me to make, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I'm so looking forward to making more of them, starting about halfway into 2015. For now, however, I think I'll just take a little rest . . .
Stamps: Impression Obsession Clothesline
Spellbinders Standard Circles Small, Small Classic Inverted
Scalloped Square, Cuckoo Clock (small bird), Classic Scalloped
Rectangle Small, Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Inspire Row Houses
Impression Obsession Clothesline Set, Christmas Icons
QuicKutz Angel, Star (2 styles), Tag, Bell
Sizzix Sizzlets Merry Details
Lil’ Inker Christmas Bits
DieVersions A Hint of Lime font (ornament numbers)
DieNamics Mini Doily Circles
Ellentina Poinsettia Stackable Flower
Wplus9 Clearcut Stackers: Pears
Tim Holtz Alphanumeric set (drawer numbers), Holiday Greens
McGill Two Trees
EK Success Six-Leaf Sprig, Carrot (top), Christmas Tree (star)
Punch Bunch Tiny Leaf
Distress Tea Dye
Cosmo Cricket Art Angel