Advent Calendar 20141:23 PM
December is here, and with it, another edition of my traditional Advent calendar. I posted a teaser earlier last month, showing 24 little paper cups that I painted in copper and gold.
I have now completed the project and the first little present got opened this morning. I initially thought of making little handles out of wire and turn these cups into mini buckets all tied to a string. but then I remembered that push pins do not exactly go easy in these walls, and the weight of the finished calendar could easily pull them out. There was no way I would hunt down a handyman to put two holes in either.
So I put on my thinking cap, and came up with the idea of gluing the cups to strips of sturdy craft paper and tape said strips to the wall :
Before I came to that gluing part though, I decorated each cup with a strip of washi tape, and wrote a number with....what else...glitter 3D glue (yes I know I use it a lot, and no no no I won't sign up for glitter glue anonymous). Once that was done, the cups were ready to be glued to the strips of papers.
I decided to stick to candies and chocolate for this year's presents, and I wrapped them in 24 little bundles and put on inside each cup late last night...after remembering that...crap November was in its last few hours. Seriously, where does the time fly?
And of course because the strips of paper alone looked a bit blah once on the wall, I felt the need to cut out Christmassy shapes out of the Christmas themed craft paper I already used for the wreath. And it goes without saying that I once more took my collection of glitter glue out (seriously Pidilite, I could be the brand ambassador for these...think about it).
In the course of last week I got involved in quite a few Holiday themed projects. and, there is probably more to come, if you didn't know it already (and I am sure you did), I am big on Christmas, this is the only holiday from back home I do celebrate, and the one I really don't want to see dying, hence the madness that goes every year offline, and on this blog.