Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Advent Calendar Wreath

Today I totally have an awesome project to share. So as I have seen some of my favorite bloggers say, "Grab a cuppa whatever and sit back and relax." I have a few photos to share.

Last month when There She Goes released the new set No Peeking! illustrated by Torico I was in the midst of writing goals, ILPs, report cards, and parent/teacher conferences that I just had to let my DT obligation take a back seat (sadly). I had this idea that I wanted to try to make an Advent Calendar. Well as I started to investigate what that really was I decided to make a pseudo Advent Calendar. I came up with the idea to make a wreath. My idea has been totally worth the wait and the work. Actually it looks like a lot of work, but it really was simple.

Supplies needed:
~ Stryofoam circle (I used medium, next one I'll use the larger circle)
~ Wired ribbon (4 yards)
~ Glue Dots, straight pins, glue gun (or whatever your favorite glue may be)
~ 1 sheet white cardstock (8 1/2 x 11 will be big enough)
~ 5 sheets patterened paper (4 x 6 for each sheet is plenty)
~ Ornament (optional)
~ Bling (optional)
~ Scissors

Once I stamped all 25 images I colored and cut out each image. I then stamped the squares and circles and cut them out as well. I then took the syrofoam circle and wrapped the red ribbon all around and pinned it down and attached the bow. I then layed out all the circles and squares so that I would know that all the images would fit.


From there I attached all the images, numbers, as well as stamping some of the numbers. This is my final product. I think it's totally so awesome. This is probably the largest product I have ever taken on and I can't wait to hang it on my door.
Advent-Wreath-Complete

Isn't it just gorgeous? I totally love it!! Here are a few close up photos:







I hope you like my project as much as I do. Honestly it didn't take as long as I thought it would. It really was quite calming to color and cut. No Peeking! is totally worth the purchase.

I appreciate your stopping by. I can't wait to hear your thoughts. Have an awesome day!!

Theresa

19 comments:

Mandy said...

Hi Theresa, wow! this project takes my breath! are you SURE it didnt take you long, it looks like days and weeks to me!

Katina said...

What a fabulous project Theresa!! Well done! xx

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Melissa Craig said...

Theresa - these pics are way better than what you sent me for the sneak peek. This is so freakin' phenominal!! Your colors are so bright and beautiful. So gorgeous!!!

Michele L. said...

Hi Theresa!
AllI can say is WOW! This is gorgeouse and such a beautiful idea! Love all the work you put in and all of the special touches!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun wreath Theresa! Great mix of paper and shapes!

Cheryl said...

oh teresa hun this is just fantastic oh just love love this to bits,hun what super shapes and colors,amazing hugs cherylxx

Jackie R. said...

VERY COOL! Love all of the detail Theresa! Your wreath is so bright and fun. Terrific Christmas project!

onecraftymama said...

*squeal!* How fabulous is this!!! I really love all the bright colours, and the idea to hang the ornament in the centre...the whole idea...just fantastic!

Cammy said...

What an awesome wreath Theresa! Love it!

Mary J said...

I LOVE this Theresa! So clever - i can't stop looking at it and all of the details!!

Brilliant!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just TOO clever and amazing!!

Kathy said...

Theresa, this is fabulous. Love the bright fun colors you've used. This will look amazing on your door. Thanks for the inspirations.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my stars this is A-Mazing!!!! What a totally fab idea!

Jacki Randolph said...

FANTASTIC & FABULOUS!!!
What a brilliant idea Theresa!! I absolutely LOVE it!

xxxtglxxx said...

Oooh, this is brilliantly clever Theresa :)

Fabulous idea and it will look awesome hanging on your door!

Hope you have a great week hun,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Cheryl said...

Theresa, this is FANTASTIC! I love the dp you used and the way you used more than one style of numbers. Pretty ribbon, too. How wonderful to have something so fab that you can use year after year! ~Hugs, Cheryl

Angela said...

Wow! Adorable wreath, Theresa! I saw this set and didn't know what I would do with it...what great inspiration you have given me!

Shirley said...

How pretty! Both are just so different and wonderful in their own way!