Hello crafty friends! Shemaine here today sharing some holiday crafting inspiration. Holiday crafting is some of my favorite memories to create for the holiday season. I really enjoy creating handmade gifts for friends and family. Today’s project is fun and easy to create thanks to some of Therm-O-Web’s awesome products.

Handmade Holiday Advent Calendar

Holiday Advent Calendar with Easy-Cut Adhesive, Gina K.’s Fancy Foils and more!

Therm-O-Web Supplies:

iCRAFT EASY CUT ADHESIVE™ SHEETS • SM
GINA K. DESIGNS FANCY FOILS™ 6″ X 8″ • RADIANT RED
GINA K. DESIGNS FANCY FOILS™ 6″ X 8″ • SPARKLING SILVER
DECO FOIL CLEAR TONER SHEETS – RUSTIC WINTER
GINA K. DESIGNS FOIL-MATES™ BACKGROUNDS • ORNAMENTAL HOLIDAY

Other Supplies:

Alterable Advent Calendar from Hobby Lobby

Misc Ribbon

Snowflake dies from Hello Bluebird

Circle Die from My Favorite Things

Echo Park My Favorite Christmas paper collection

Echo Park number dies

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Start off by choosing 6 different patterns of paper and cutting them 5 3/4 x 5 3/4. Adhere the Easy-Cut adhesive sheet to the pattern paper so that the backside now becomes a sticker.

Use the template you can create by tracing the boxes in the advent calendar. You will need 4 each of the 5 patterns and 5 of the 6th pattern to make 25 boxes.

Once you cut the template, peel the back on and stick onto the box.

I wanted to give the boxes a rustic feel so I also sanded the edges after I adhered them. Do this for all 25 boxes.

For one of my patterns, I foiled the Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates Ornamental Holiday which is currently 30% off on the website!

Now that all the boxes are done, you can choose to embellish them how you like. I chose some snowflake dies I liked along with a circle die to make the numbers stand out. I foiled the numbers using Gina K. Designs Sparkling Silver Fancy Foils.

My embossing plate is cut so much it created a fun distressed look on the circles I thought looked good. Using the Easy-Cut adhesive on the backs of the foiled numbers makes adhering them to each circle fast and easy.

I also liked the little reindeer and trees on the clear toner sheets, so I foiled them with Gina K. Designs Radiant Red Fancy Foil. Then I cut them out and adhered them to the box for a fun embellishment.

Now that the boxes are embellished it’s time to add the finishing touch with a nice large ribbon. Simply wrap the ribbon around the outside of the calendar and tie a nice big bow. You could embellish the top or add some floral sprays as I did. Either way, you have a great gift to give someone special.

I’d love to see your take on this project using the wide variety of Therm-O-Web products available. Tag your projects with #thermoweb #decofoil #decoflock #ginakdesigns so we can be sure and find them via social media.

Have a great day!

Shemaine

2 Comments on Holiday Advent Calendar

  1. Kristine Foster
    November 8, 2019 at 10:34 am (2 weeks ago)

    This is so cute! Love how detailed you are. I think I’m going to try to make my own

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  2. Lagene
    November 20, 2019 at 11:01 am (2 days ago)

    Awesome creation!

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