Monday, November 26, 2012

Advent Calendar #1

Advent Calendars are back.  Big time.  They're by far the biggest trend I am seeing this season in the crafting world.  Just hop on Pinterest, huge blogs like Tip Junkie, Tatertots and Jello or Eighteen25.  Everyone's doing them.  Over the next three days, I am sharing three great ideas by three different PSA Essentials Design Team Members who prove that just because everyone else is doing them, doesn't mean they can't be unique.  In fact, I am pretty sure they're the trend setters.

Up first is our talented Mae Armstrong whose retro red advent calendar uses our PSA Essentials Archive Peel & Stick stamps, plywood, and tin pails.

Mae used 25 miniature buckets and spray painted them in red.  She picked the gloss to make the red pop like red lipstick - it's a Christmas red, don't you think?  Air dry for 24 hours and set aside.

Using her Silhouette SD, Mae prepared 25 decorative labels and stamped the numbers using PSA Essentials Peel & Stick Stamp Archive stamp set.


She glued the stamped labels on the painted buckets.


Mae then used a 1/2 x 2 x 2 Birch Plywood and glued the decorated buckets. 

And in those short steps, she's created a super cute advent calendar.  Mae is going to put this project to good use with her twin boys! 

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