Sunday, December 2, 2012

{DIY} Advent Calendar

I finally got my Advent Calendar finished! Have I mentioned how full my Christmas plate is this year? Well it is! Our church's Christmas program is the 16th....I am singing in the choir and playing Michael the Arch Angel in the play so I've been practicing and practicing and practicing....
It's all going to be so worth it though so I'm not complaining!
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned using Truth in the Tinsel again this year and made an Advent Calendar to go along with it. I had started out wanting to make the calendar vintagey because some of my decor is vintagey but then decided to try and keep it a general red/green.  Because of course I'll be reusing it! ☺

DIY Advent Calendar

paper Advent Calendar box {from Hobby Lobby}
scrapbook paper
Mod Podge/brush/scissors

I didn't use the confetti or much of the music paper either.  And the box is more of a cardboard than paper to me. I don't have any fancy machines or cutters so that's why I went with stickers and you know I still didn't buy enough! I could have use one more package of red! (I bought 2 green and 3 red.) And I discovered that in order to get numbers you have to buy letters.  That just seems crazy to me since crafting seems so popular right now!
I made a template of the shape of each box and then cut away! Applied my stickers and then mod podged away! 

Incorporating Truth in the Tinsel

I punched out 25 squares and wrote Day 1-25, the scripture of the day and if there were any special events for a certain day and placed those squares in each box.

I've filled a bucket with supplies and the new ornaments so that after reading the scripture/short reading Lil' Hunkie and I can color the ornaments and then hang them on the tree he has in his room. 

And that is how we'll be celebrating Advent! 
There's still time to get Truth in the Tinsel with 20% off! 
Just used code VINTAGEGWEN when checking out!
Click HERE.

And check out my Chapel post from last year that briefly explains Advent. 

Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Advent!

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Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

very cute!! :)

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing your advent calendar! I didn't even know Hobby Lobby sold those "paper" boxes. And did you know that if you want to buy numbered stencils you have to buy the letters too? Annoying! :)

Betsy Pool said...

Thanks for sharing your advent calendar - I love how it looks!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime last Tuesday!!