Christmas Advent Calendar

Hi all, hope you are managing to get some crafty time!

Todays post is to show you an Advent Calendar tower that I made as a gift for my parents. The box drawer design is a tutorial from Pootles Papercraft ,  Sam Macdonald aka Pootles.

I used the box drawer to make 25 individual compartments and adhered them together to form the tower.

The completed tower for Advent.

The completed tower for Advent.

I used a colour palette of soft Golds and ivory. I wanted to add lots of snowflakes and used die cuts from my collection. The brads are the Antique brads by Stampin ‘up! and I used them for the drawer pulls.

Drawer pulls using Antique Brads by Stampin' Up!

Drawer pulls using Antique Brads by Stampin’ Up!

I also used word dies and fancy square die cut outs to layer the embellishments upon. the word dies and the bow dies are also by Stampin’ Up!.

The card I used for the box bases are two Gold tones of Centura Pearl cardstock. The drawers themselves are made from a First Edition Paper stack called Gilded Winter which is beautiful.

I added simple but festive embellishments over the drawers as well as the ledges made by stacking the Drawers.

Ledge embellishments using faux flowers, moss and glittered vines.

Ledge embellishments using faux flowers, moss and glittered vines.

I also added a base that I made from chipboard covered in centura pearl and decorated the back of the tower.

Part of rear side embellishments.

Part of rear side embellishments.

The base: layers of ribbon and lace.

The base: layers of ribbon and lace.

I decorated the edge of the base with a faux pearl necklace which I had bought from Primark and cut into. I also added lace, braided ribbon trim and a central cluster of glittered leaves, machine cut leaves and faux flowers.

I hope you like this project as much as I enjoyed making it. Please ask any questions and leave any comments as I enjoy receiving your opinions and feed back.

Thanks again and Happy crafting 🙂

About JenniferRabbit

I am an avid crafter and will try any artistic medium that I can :)
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