Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wonder Advent Calendar Tree

With December just one day away, today is the perfect day to share an Advent calendar to kick off a month of Christmas and holiday festivities! Like many of you, I come across treasures to alter from time to time. About five years ago, I bought this Advent Christmas tree at Starbucks. (Yes, it has sat unused at my house until now - ha!) The front of it was truthfully not that pretty so I used the beautiful "Wonder" collection to make it beautiful! 

I simply covered each box front with patterned paper and then added number stickers, Wonder Noteables, Tabloids and Icons, Diction stickers, pearls and rhinestones to decorate.


To decorate the top of the tree, I used a doily die-cut, tissue trim, twine and a "Joy" sentiment from the Noteables die-cuts.


Here's a couple close-ups of the individual boxes. 


I also hot-glued tinsel trim around the perimeter of the tree.


Supply List:
Authentique Paper (Wonder Collection Patterned Paper: Expectation, Awe, Yearning, Curiosity, Anticipation; Wonder Noteables, Diction, Tabloids, Icons)
Melissa Frances tissue trim, tinsel trim, pearls, rhinestones
American Crafts chipboard, vinyl number stickers
Martha Stewart twine, doily die-cut

Thanks so much for looking!
Jill

8 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful. I love all the personal touches.

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  2. I love it! I think I have the exact same Starbucks advent calendar sitting in my craft closet waiting to be altered- could it really be 5 years already??? I think I need to go get it out!

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  3. Jill! What a great IDEA and so Eco friendly! Exactly the superior crafting I have cone to expect from Authentique! Thanks for sharing!!!

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