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This year, I've got 5 all new calendars for you to "Deck Out Your Halls" with. I hope you love them as much as I do!
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
This delightful statement calendar was inspired by Sugar and Charm and is just amazing! When I saw her adorable gold, snow-kissed houses, I knew I had to share them with you!
This little town is created using Balsa wood, which can be found at the craft store. And, here is the best part...you can cut it with scissors! No saws needed! Her full tutorial is so amazing! Just click here to get the exact instructions and dimensions I used to create my little houses.
The great thing about crafting is, your project is always 100% customizable! I decided to create my village in three different colors to create more of a pop on my mantle. I also added 2 sizes of houses to her original to give a little height variation. Remember, when you're creating your town, add details to make it fit your decor and style.
To create three different sized houses, I simple added an inch or two to the bottom of each of the house pieces. You can make them as tall or short as you desire by just changing that one measurement.
Also, the gnome needs to be noted! Isn't he adorable? I picked him up in the miniatures section at Michael's for a few dollars. He makes a perfect little addition to the town!
Oh Christmas Tree
I love how she used the green trees with craft boxes. It's just adorable!
When I spotted these lovely snow flocked trees in the Christmas Village section of Michael's, I decided to do this advent up with a little more glam! I love this advent for a more formal room or in more of an adult setting. The gold lined boxes are perfectly posh and are lovely for storing a grown up treat or two!
To make this advent, I purchased the packages of trees and gold boxes at Michael's. A dear friend volunteered to fold the boxes for me, so all I had to do was hot glue the trees to the top and add a tag! So easy, and such a statement for your mantle or windowsill! You can get a free download of the numbers I used here, or design your own!
Deck the Halls
I love this countdown because it is just so simple and can be made with supplies you most likely already have. Glass cylinders or Apothecary jars can easily hold 24 ornaments. Tie on a ribbon and a sign and you've got a countdown that doubles as a centerpiece! Simply remove one ornament a day and add it to your tree. It's just that easy!
All I Want for Christmas
Tie One On
Do you remember creating advents out of cellophane and ribbon? This calendar is an updated twist on that technique! To create this advent, all you need is a few yards of ribbon and some dollar store containers (packs of 6 or 8 are available in the arts and crafts section).
my numbers and tags here, or create your own to top off your countdown. At around $5 a piece, these countdowns are great for individual kids rooms or to give away as pre-season gifts!