While browsing at that fabulous place, aka the Dollar Tree, I found circular Christmas themed boxes. They had a large one and a small one for $1. I knew these would be perfect for holding candy for an advent of some sort. My wonderful husband went with me to Lowe's the other day and we bought a large MDF board for $21 and cut it down to about 10 board sizes. (That's 10 different gifts for about $2 a piece, gotta love it!) Now, putting the circular boxes together with the board, bingo, I have the makings of an advent board.
On to the tutorial...
- 1 MDF board of your chosen size (mine was 16 by 25)
- Apple Barrel Paint in Glossy Red
- Foam brush
- 25 circular boxes (I had one leftover since they were bought in pairs)
- White vinyl cut via the Silhouette (title in Civitype FG font, numbers in akaDora font, both found free online)
- Silhouette Cutter
- Transfer Tape
- Scraper (I used my Pampered Chef little brown scraper)
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
1. Paint the top and the sides of your MDF board with the red glossy paint. I did two coats. Allow to fully dry.
5. Once you have the boxes organized on the board, transfer the numbers onto each box using the transfer paper as you did before.
I just realized I name dropped about five companies and I'm not getting reimbursed for any of that. My brother would be very upset with me for all that free advertising!
If you made your own advent for Christmas or another holiday, please share it as I love advents of any kind! Off to eat the goodies for Day 1 since the kids didn't get to! Ha!