Here it is on display in our living room!
This was a very time consuming project but I loved every moment (well maybe not the sanding part) that I put into it. This Kaisercraft Advent Calendar came as a kit....a flat kit. Every piece needed to be broken apart and assembled. First the pressed wood pieces were taken apart, assembled & glued (this is where the sanding was involved).
Then the little card board boxes....one by one. One Sunday morning I set out to do this when our Grandsons were over for a "sleepover". As I assembled the boxes, Mason was happy to glue things together beside me. A couple of weeks later when they were over for another "sleepover", again on the Sunday morning, I started covering the little boxes completely as I didn't like just the front covered. Again Mason was happy to craft beside me asking is every little scrap that I cut off,- can I have that piece? And he glued and glued his creation together. It's too bad I didn't take pictures of his creations!
I used many scrap pieces of paper from many different collections....MME, Teresa Collins, Bo Bunny to name a few.
After all the boxes were assembled and placed in the calendar, so that no two papers were touching, I covered the outside, the back and the inner shadow box portion!
I then decorated each little box with embellies and numbers. I chose to have the numbers consecutively in a clockwise fashion.
Here is a list of embellies - Dear Lizzy dimensional stickers, Me & My Big Ideas stickers, K & Company Pillow Stickers, Forever In Time stickers, Veneer trees by Studio Calico. The numbers are Heidi Swapp, Thickers and Making Memories.
I then added a photo of our Grandsons from a few years ago to the shadow box. I plan to change up the photo as the years pass.....maybe there will be more grandbabies in the future to add to the Advent Calendar!
I filled the boxes with some yummy chocolate goodies!
I am submitting this to the following challenges....
Beyond Grey Challenges #64 and the challenge is Make a project using COLOURS of Christmas(green, red, white, black) OR a Christmas/New year wish related SENTIMENT.
· You MUST use SPARKLES/GLITTERS onto your projects that should be very clearly visible.
(Several of the doors sparkle, ie 6,7,12, 21, 22)
Shopping Our Stash Red Alert.
Catherine & Cathy Create #052 - Home for the Holidays - A home decor challenge.
Use Your Stuff Challenge #166 - Anything Goes
Off the Rails Scrapbooking mood board - I was inspired by the colours and the overall Christmas theme of the mood board.
and last but not least....
Let's Capture Our Memories Color Spot.
From our family to yours.....Merry Christmas!