Friday, December 2, 2011

Sugar Kissed Advent Calendar

Hello friends!
I created an advent calendar this year with our signature pink and red colors!

I started with a paper mache advent calendar that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

I then took a silver paint pen to color the thin edges.

I tried paper, but the edges were too thin, but the paint pen was super quick and easy.

For the numbers I used this sheet of scrapbook paper. It's from Pink Paislee's Daily Junque line.

I cut them apart and colored in the numbers with pink and red copic markers.

Then it was time to cover my advent drawers.
So I cut and adhered paper to fit the front and used an emery board to file down and smooth out the edges of the paper.

I then took Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges to give it a vintage look.

Before inserting my drawers back into my calendar, I decided it needed more sparkle! So I took silver glitter glue and covered all the thin edges.

When I finished, I took a wide pink ribbon and tied a bow at the top of the calendar.

The hardest part of this project was finding enough small Christmas images!

It was a lot of fun! I added favorite holiday candy
 or chocolate to fill my calendar.

I cut small scraps of paper and used lots of stickers to fit the drawer size.

Make sure to come back tomorrow for number 4
 in our 12 days of Christmas tags!

It's also day 2 of Tim Holtz's Christmas tags and once again I decided to follow along and make one!
You can visit his blog here to see his tag and tutorial.

Wishing you a wonderful day, Lindsey


E said...

So cute Lindsey ! Coloring the numbers is perfect I never play with markers but think I need to get myself a few. Fun following along E in TN

Cheryl said...

That is great, how lucky are you to have a Hobby Lobby to shop at :}

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Ladies,

Lindsey, that is too stinkin' cute! I hope you and your family have an amazing Christmas.

Lot'sa hugs,

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Fun and cute! Oh yea- add plenty of chocolate! ♥

Rebecca said...

Totally fabulous! LOVE IT!


Camille said...

I love this and have always wanted to make one of these. Guess I'll check out Hobby Lobby today.

Cindy said...

I love this! I'm sure it was so much fun to create.

LBP said...

Super, duper cute! You are so talented! I love the colors!



Sandy said...

Lindsey.....this is so darn cute!!!!! Great use of all kinds of products too!!!!! :) Sandy

Bella said...

loving your take on Tims tag for day 2, I am going to make mine in the a day behind...

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh my! That is incredibly cute! Really like it. I was looking for an idea and this is a good one!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Would you believe I actually bought one of these last year and couldn't wait to put it together? I just realized 3 days before Advent that I never got to it. Hence, it's now gotta wait for next December!

Can you explain "copic" markers? Are they like watered down markers or something like that?


❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Your advent calendar is so cute! I know it took alot of work, and time, to put it together but so well worth it when you know it will last many years!

SueLovesCherries said...

This is so perfectly sugar-kissed!

Peach said...

I absolutely adore this!! I have been wanting to make an advent calendar!! Yours is gorgeous! You truly did an excelent job!! Thanks for sharing!!