Altered Advent Calendar

Happy Saturday!  I wanted to share some photos of an altered advent calendar I've been working on this past week.  I used the December main kit from My Scrapbook Nook as well as lots of add-ons (including the calendar) to create this and I have to say I'm really happy with the way it turned out.




I used a crackle paint technique on the actual calendar and then just got to work assembling, covering, and embellishing all of those tiny drawers.  I painted the interior of each one (either red or green) and used some clear decoupage medium by Martha Stewart (a very happy new find) to adhere my strips of paper.



Instead of putting photos in the center of the calendar I decided to just create this cute little sign and use some more fun embellishments.  The only thing left to do is go shopping and fill up all of the little drawers.  Darian has already given me lots of suggestions - hee hee! Thanks for stopping by! :)

8 comments:

Jenn K said...

This is awesome!!

Jill said...

Wow! This is an amazing project!

laura vegas said...

this turned out just gorgeous! i can tell how much work you put into this. just love all those little drawers to fill up. well done lynn!

Cynthia B. said...

I love advent calendars! We have like 3 of them, but none w/ cute drawers to put goodies in. You did a wonderful job with this one! Thanks for sharing.

Anabelle said...

This is one of the cutest advent calendars ever! I LOVE it!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is Amazing. What a playful beautiful way to celebrate the holidays. Your work is astoundingly gorgeous!

Cari said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

Heather M. said...

it's beautiful! wanna make me one now?!