Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Everyday Enchantment Advent Calendar

I got this advent kit a couple months ago, but since I wasn't head over heels for any of our current Christmas DSPs, and I didn't have enough of my favorite from last year, (Jolly Holiday, which is currently part of the Clearance Rack Blitz!), I decided to hold off until next year. That is, until I saw the upcoming Sale-a-Bration!!!! The Everyday Enchantment suite has my favorite DSP EVER (I may have mentioned that before ;), and although it's not technically a Christmas paper, the colors and the vintage feel were perfect for the look I wanted, so I went for it...

The advent calendar we'd been using in years past is a wooden one with each box having an ornament to hang on the tree. I really liked the way it worked, and I particularly love that there weren't treats involved. But the ornaments were starting to fall apart, and it was time to move on. So I brainstormed about how to recreate the ornament/tree idea, without having to screw knobs on or anything, and figured out that if I put a thin sheet of tin behind the tree, I could use magnets on the ornaments! So using Antique Brads, and Everyday Enchantment brads, I cut off the bendy things and used Mini-Dots to stick them to strong button magnets from the dollar store. Each day has one ornament in the box, and the star for the top sits in box 25 until Christmas morning. Here are some closeups...


  1. Great idea to make ornaments the focus of your advent calendar. It's lovely.

  2. There are so many pretty details on this project! Love it all! The hanging jingle bells, the button-decorated tree, the cute boxes, the pretty colours, the cute Noël...


  3. Beautiful!! I love the vintage feel and the DSP works great for Christmas :)

  4. UBER cute! I totally LOVE the idea of decorating the tree! I am going to totally steal this idea! How cute this would be to set up in my office next year! TFS and Happy New Year!