Thursday, November 9, 2023


After Halloween, I'm happy to go right into the Halloween-Christmas transition phase. I'm not the Christmas-starts-on-November-first-kinda-lady, but I'm always happy to start creating with a new collection! This time, we got the amazingly cool Advent Calendar House and I tried to embellish mine as cute as I possibly could... :)

To start  I used acrylic paint to paint the whole thing in Christmas colors with an ombre effect. I let that dry and in the meantime, I machine cut the parts for the Christmas Magic Santa on Reindeer SVG.

When they were done, I assembled them and added details, like cheeks, highlights, scribbled borders... The reindeer also got a gold bow and Santa got some cute little hanging legs, which I made with paper beads.

I added gold glitter paper around the chimney and also added white and gold splatters to the house.

For my drawers, I wanted to add knobs, rather than use the half circle to open.  I cut squares from 4 colors of Sprinkles Petite Prints and adhered them to the drawers, covering the hole. For the draw pulls,  I used different beads and adhered them with hot glue.

I used Abigail, Alphabet Soup and Sunshine Alpha stickers for my box numbers. Then I added two Doodle Pops, enamel stickers, enamel dots and jewels to the drawers.

I hand-cut letters in white cardstock to spell NOEL and added it to the roof.  I also die-cut  big stars in gold to add to the roof as well. The last thing I added is a scalloped  border, using the same gold glitter paper. I also added smoke coming out of the chimney with some fiberfill! Cute!

Now, I only need to fill my house with the cutest little things from Doodlebug and it's ready to go! I hope you have fun decorating your own Advent calendar! :)


Advent Calendar House
Gingerbread Kisses Collection
Gold enamel dots from Hello Again
Sprinkles Petite Prints in Cupcake, Swimming Pool, Pistachio and Coral|
Textured Cardstock
Sunshine, Abigail and Alphabet Soup Alphas in Gold


Gold Alphas
Gold glitter paper

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