Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Advent Calendar Round 2

I am making advent calendars for the sisters I visit teach and I made a few changes that I felt it deserved another post.

Here is the finished product.
Modifications:
1. I wrapped two rows of matchboxes at a time. I like how you can see the pattern on the paper better, not to mention it was faster and I used about 1/2 the amount of paper.

2. My Mom found these awesome "ornaments" for mini-trees at hobby lobby. Snip, snip, and suddenly those balls are knobs for the drawers. Each package has 100 balls and Christmas decorations are 40-50% right now. We found them in silver, gold, iridescent, red, and pink.

3. Waste not, want not. I took the leftover wire from the balls and wrapped it around a pencil. Then I glued one end of spiral to my star and the other to the base.

Find the original tutorial over at Inspiring Creations

3 comments:

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

that looks so great!!! You did a fantastic job!

Edna Guerrero Cole said...

Just great! Now I want to make another one! Thanks for sharing!

Our Blog said...

Love that you used the balls, and repurposed them.

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