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Framed Advent Calendar {Homemade Christmas Decor}

To start Homemade Christmas Decor week, I want to show you my brand new
Framed Advent Calendar!
 
Its high time we had an advent calendar around here. With my oldest being 3, we need a little help counting down the days to Christmas!
 
Here’s how I made it…
I found this great frame in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby. $10.80 for a 10.5×14.4 inch frame? Yes please!!
 
Canvas Corp was kind enough to send me some of their products to play with, so I decided to try out their waxed cotton cording to string along my frame. I tied off each end so it would be hidden behind the frame and put a small dab of Beacon’s 3-in-1 in the center of the knots to make sure nothing would come untied.
 
You may know by now how much I love Kraft paper, so I was beyond thrilled to find several pieces of patterned Kraft paper in my Canvas Corp stash! I selected 5 different sheets and cut them into 25 rectangles for the banners for my advent calendar.
 
I put some Wonder Film from P K Glitz (a double-sided adhesive sheet) through my Silhouette to cut out some numbers for the calendar. Then I put the numbers on the rectangles of Kraft paper.
I wanted glittery numbers that would really shine in the Christmas lights so once I took the top layer of paper off of the Wonder Film numbers, I sprinkled them with P K Glitz crimson glitter. They seriously sparkle! And the red looks fabulous on the Kraft paper!
 
I continued on with all of the numbers, adding the glitter to them all.
 
Then to make my rectangles into banners, I took the scissors and various border punches to them.
On the back of the banners I added various Christmas decorations I had in my scrapbook stash.
(banners, stickers, stamps, transparencies, buttons…)
Included in the Canvas Corp stash were some cute mini clothespins. To make them more “Christmas-y” I added a little candy cane effect with some acrylic stamps.
Once the clothespins were dry I hung up all of the banners!
 
This is the front and back view.
To help decorate the frame, I wound some strips of brown burlap around one corner and made a bow out of some painted burlap ribbon I purchased last year for Christmas.
 
And this is my little set up for it! On the old Singer sewing machine.
Guarded by Santa!
I think it turned out pretty darn cute!
 
And its a great countdown for the kiddo. In a few years when the boys are older we might try a more interactive advent calendar. But I will always keep this one for myself!
 
 
disclosure: Canvas Corp provided me their products in exchange for my creating fun stuff with it! 🙂
 
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Rachel W K

Monday 12th of December 2011

i love your kraft tags you made, and so so cute to make the clothepines like candy canes! what a great idea!

-rachel w krwkrafts.blogspot.com

Jen @ My Own Road

Saturday 10th of December 2011

Really cute! I have the perfect frame to use for this. And why haven't I heard about Wonder Film before this?? I need that stuff!

The Answer Is Chocolate

Saturday 10th of December 2011

Adore Canvas Corp and with what you did with their products here, you should design for them! Gorgeous!

Jennifer

Friday 9th of December 2011

Fantastic!! I think the frame advents are becoming my favorite!!Would love for you to share this at Show & Share (Wednesdays) and the Special Christmas Soiree (Mondays) going on now!vintagegwen.blogspot.com

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday

Thursday 8th of December 2011

That is freaking adorable! Girl, you just got PINNED!

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