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 by Authentique Paper 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.
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
Lots more to come the rest of the week! :)