I have always wanted to make an advent calendar, so when I popped into Pink Tulip in Spernal Ash, I could not resist buying two of their advent calendar kits. The kits are made locally by two craftsmen (Candy Box Crafts) who laser cut all the pieces from MDF and grey board. The quality is second to none and it goes together like a dream.
It did take me two days to cover everything in Christmas paper and assemble, but it was the best two crafty days I have had in a long time.
The papers I used were a mixture of the new Turtle Dove collection by Kaisercraft, Holly Jolly by My Minds Eye and some freebie papers by Nitwits.
I added a few wooden snowflakes (also made by the same craftsmen) that I covered in gold stickles, and attached them to the calendar using small loops of clear acetate, to make them look as though they were floating in mid air.
Am so pleased with my efforts that I am tempted to keep it for myself! lol