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 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.