I bought Kaiser's Advent Calendar Kit this summer for half price! I have wanted to make one for my grandson, Ezra. I have finally finished it- Well almost- finished it! I have really had fun working on this project- A little bit each night after work. Now, my husband and I have the challenge of filling each little box with a little "surprise". It really is a challenge since the box is only about 1 1/2 inches. I am thinking candy, coins, and little cars ( Ezra loves cars) hmmm.. what else? That will be the challenge....
Check out a few more pictures from start to finish-
I used wood glue to adhere the kit together. I also used wood glue to make sure the little boxes stayed together. Then I glued ( with regular glue) scrap card stock to each little box. I did use Graphic 45 paper for the green background. Love, love, Graphic 45 paper!!!
I used Sizzix's 3D sleigh and Reindeer dies to make my Santa fly! The "reins" are Memory Box Jingle bells die.
Here I have started to glue decorative scrap paper to my little boxes. I also made an origami Christmas Tree to give it another bit of 3D effect! Fun! Fun!
You can't have a sleigh without a Santa! I used SU's bird punch for Santa's moustache His beard is from Spellbinder's Paisley die. I love how Santa fit into his sleigh- I so hope Ezra likes it too!!!
I don't believe I am completely finished with this project. I am thinking of wrapping little gifts for under the tree and maybe a few in Santa's sleigh. I will spend the weekend looking for more little finds that a 5 year old might like to have each day in December. It promises to be a fun weekend!!!