Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Cocoa Vanillia Studio ~ Merry & Bright #1

Hello and Happy December to you! It's Anna back with you today kicking off a month of festive scrappy cheer for you to enjoy. There is so much to look forward to this month to get you into the festive spirit and inspire your Christmas crafting.

This month I'm working with Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Merry & Bright collection - take a look at it in the shop here. For my first project I have made a DIY advent calendar.

With the help of this beautiful collection, I solved a last minute dilemma of not being able to find many advent calendars - the Thomas the Tank ones didn't quite make it to the trolley... instead I grabbed some mini Cadbury treats and set about coming up with my own version.

I used a hanging wooden tree to make the advent calendar, which 'd love to say I made myself, however I brought this one from B&M. It comes painted white and glittery, along with some LED lights.

I used small envelopes for my treats to go in and decorated each one. I cut out the numbers from the 'Countdown' patterned paper and adhered them to each envelope along with some coordinating cardstock with some of the numbers and patterned papers - 'Jingle all the Way' and 'Oh Christmas Tree' with other numbers.

On some of the envelopes I used a stencil along with some Glimmer Paste to create a starry pattern.

I used some of the 'Accessory Stickers' to add embellishment, as well as Nuvo drops, enamel dots and some hand drawn stitching.

I finished by punching holes in the tops of the envelopes, adding the chocolate treats and tying them to the tree branches with twine. And there we have it, a DIY advent calendar to enjoy for the next few weeks. I hope to save the envelopes and recreate a similar calendar in years to come.

Thank you so much for reading, take care and I'll be back soon with a scrapbook layout using this collection.

x Anna x