23 NovChristmas Tree Advent Calendar

Welcome to another Imagine If… Blog Hop, if you’ve come from Katrina’s Christmas Tree, you’re in the right place.  And you can start at the beginning at the Imagine If… Blog.

Not long until Christmas now, and only a week until December and I can start my Advent Calendars – I love Advent Calendars, I love counting down, having a little something to do every day, and so when I go this gorgeous MDF tree from Imagine If, I knew I would use it to add to my Advent Calendar collection!
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I started out by covering the tree with BoBunny Tis The Season Fa La La, an old collection but still one of my favourite Christmas papers.  I inked the edges of the tree in Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate, and the slid the pieces together. For the star I used some of my shiny gold paper and added Kindy Glitz for some sparkle.

I then set about making the ‘baubles’, I used Cuttlebug Baby Face alphabet set which comes with circular tags, I cut these out of the same paper as I’d cover the tree (the reverse is the brown with dots), and I cut numbers out of BoBunny Tis The Season Treasure – the pretty turquoise.  I also cut tags with the shiny gold paper and stuck them back to back with the brown tags so I had double-sided baubles.

Next I needed to decorate my baubles.

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I got out some small chipboard shapes, some Christmas themed and some not, I used: Stars, a candle, a Koru from Koru Set, Christmas Quote sheet (for the ‘Joy’), Candy cane from Gingerbread and Candy Canes Set, Heart from Set of HeartsApple from Cooking Set, and a small holly leaves from Holly Set. I coloured these using Distress Stains, then added glitter glue and liquid pearls to Christmas them up a bit.  A 1″ circle punch fits nicely inside this tag with a border, so I used that to cut out the ‘Joy’ from the Quotes Sheet.

I also found some little Felt flowers which I added a small red button into the centre of before attaching to the bauble.

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Next I got out my Christmas washi, sticking it across some white cardstock and punching out a 1″ circle, then adding Glossy Accents to the top, I used Red Baubles washiSilver Baubles washiSuperStar (Silver) washi, and OOhhh – Presents washi.

I also got out some of the cute little products from PaperVine,  Metal Flowers (Red)Christmas Buttons, Trinkets: Christmas Selection (Silver) and Christmas Selection (Bronze), and Pearl Stars (Christmas Mix).

I needed hooks for all these lovely decorations, so a trip to the hardware store was in order, I found some little eyelets that DH was able to adjust into hooks for me and I screwed them into the tree.  Which is now ready and waiting for Monday 1 December.

Next stop on this hop is Lilian and her Christmas Tree, don’t forget to leave me a comment and tell me what you think before you hop off!

4 Responses to “Christmas Tree Advent Calendar”

  1. what a clever way to use all those little bits and pieces. Love the whole concept

  2. Glennis says:

    What a fantastic idea. I only ever think of advent calendars as those that come with chocolate in them. I love this idea. Thanks so much.

    • admin says:

      Thanks Glennis, I have a countdown tree too, and one that I add my own chocolate too! And I made a magnetic one for my nephews.

  3. Chellie says:

    Gorgeous

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