Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Christmas is coming!!!!!

Hi there,

well the festive season is just around the corner so its time to prepare... Christmas shopping, card making, cakes and puddings to stir, and of cause you just have to have an advent calender (preferably with chocolate)

So here is a little tutorial for making your very own choccie filled advent calender

I used plain and patented card stock, 24 brads, ribbon, a pearl pen (liquid pearls or any 3d paint) 3 lengths of willow, 24 chocolate balls, and 24 Christmas themed quotes and scriptures)

I cut 48 star shapes with my Cricut from the card useing the SCAL program the shape came from basic shapes on the PC and i managed to get 9 on a 12x12 page

I cut the tags using an original sizzix die (mini tags) and used the pearl pen to put on the numbers for the calender...

take two contrasting stars and join together with a brad in the center - this is so that when the box has been opened you can turn the shapes to make an 8 pointed star to hang in its place.

Take each pair and punch a small hole in the end of each point to thread the ribbon through

to make these into pyramid boxes use a ruler to get a clean straight fold between each point.....

put your quote and chocolate in the box and tie in place with the ribbon...

I used 3 lengths of willow and twisted into a small ring to hang the boxes from, they would work equally well hung on a Christmas tree or placed in a dish on the table, the choice is yours x

don't forget to leave a comment and a link if you have a go at one, I would love to see it xxxx