I am super excited to be sharing with you my angel themed DIY Advent Calendar which I made with my daughter Sylvia. We were sent the supplies from Hobby Craft which enabled us to get creative painting and designing our new Christmas Advent.
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Supplies For This DIY Advent Calendar
How To Make This Advent Calendar
We began by taking out the doors from the Advent Calendar as these were the first thing to paint.
It is a great idea to number the bottom of the doors so you can slide them back into the correct slots when the task is complete.
My daughter painted the doors in acrylic Silver.
The paint is pretty fast to dry and she had to paint two coats to get the doors looking good.
We set the doors aside to dry and then worked together on the Advent Calendar Frame.
We opted to paint this white as we thought it would go well with the Angel theme we wanted.
Sylvia really enjoyed the painting and we discussed what we would place inside our calendar as we painted.
I thought it would be great to put chocolate inside but Sylvia would prefer little toys such as Shopkins.
I guess that is the healthier option.
Once the paint had dried we were able to place the boxes back into the correct slots of the Advent Calendar.
Next I used the Posca paint pens to paint little Angels onto some of the advent boxes.
I painted the angels while I watched X factor. It was really fun.
I love painting with posca pens and find it really enjoyable.
The Angels turned out quite nice.
The Advent Calendar looks really great to me. I am really pleased with the end result and although it’s not perfect, I think the unique and imperfect design makes it pretty cool.
I was going to put a Star at the top or an angel but in the end I decided to go with a coloured tinsel.
We placed a red tinsel on our Advent Calendar but did not glue it so we can change the colour next year.
The calendar turned out fabulous and I really enjoyed this collaboration.
It was fun and the supplies from Hobby Craft were fantastic. We will be putting little toys into the Advent and Sylvia is really looking forward to using this next week.
*We were sent the supplies from Hobby Craft for the purpose of this blog post. To read how we made the milk bottle Christmas decorations click here.
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