Hey everyone! It's Jenni Hufford here with you today to share an advent calendar. One of my favorite Christmas projects is to "repurpose"Christmas decor I purchased the year before on clearance!
Last year I bought an advent calendar from Target right after Christmas. It was very cute "as is" (photo below), but I wanted to add a special handmade touch to it.
I took various papers from Jenni's Christmas 2012 collection and measured the paper to fit the advent door exactly. I kept a perfect measurement as a template and cut out the rest of the papers.
I used a regular hole punch to create room for the door knob for each advent door. Next, I adhered the papers onto the calendar using Mod Podge and a sponge brush.
When deciding where to place the different pattern papers, I kept same pattern papers from touching and within separate columns and rows. I used a combination of kraft papers, pattern papers, journaling cards, and mini papers for the coverings of each door.
Once the mod podge has dried, the fun part begins-- embellishing!
On each door I made sure to include the date number and some sort of embellishment.
And finally, it's time to fill each door with candy or a prize.
Thank you Jenni Hufford! What a wonderful project, so beautiful to look at, and so much fun to make!