I love Christmas, not just for the family fun, celebrations and gifts, well maybe the gifts *winks*, but for all of the traditions that we keep each year. Such as crafts, don’t get me wrong, I craft all year round and the kiddies love it too, but the Christmas crafts are a biggy. The kids get into the Christmas spirit by making decs, whether it be for the tree or something to hang on the wall. I of course, being the soppy sentimental mother that I am, get all emotional each year, when I come across old makes that the boys have made from years gone by.
Then there’s the Christmas eve boxes that I do for the boys each year. I love filling them with fun little nic nacs for them to rummage through. And of course there’s the advent calendars. Normally we go for the chocolate ones, but there are so many to choose from isn’t there?!
Hobbycraft have some lovely wooden advent bases to choose from. So I thought I would have a go at decorating one myself.
Here is what you need –
Double sided foam pads
I went with a snowy theme. Firstly I painted the base with white acrylic paint. I added some decoupage paper to give it a little colour and matched my little card numbers and ‘let it snow plaque’ using picmonkey. I glued on a few little decorations such as the mini bauble, snowflake and the snowballs (mini cotton wool balls) to finish off.
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!
I love my new advent calendar. I just need some little goodies to fill it with now.
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