Today I’m sharing another Advent “Calendar” Tree that I made with the City Sidewalks paper from Close To My Heart. This one is for my grandson and inside each box is a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, a candy he discovered at Halloween this year and LOVED!
This project did not originate with me! I actually think it came from a “competitor” a few years ago, but I had fun giving it a try this year. I used a box cut from the Artiste cartridge by Close To My Heart to make 26 cubes that each measure about 1.5 inches in height. The actual height of the cut is 5 inches if you use an Expression. Here is the Design Space cut file if you have an Explore:
When assembling the tree, begin with a layer of 7 cubes. I attached them to a 9 inch circle base with my hot glue gun. The next layers are 6, 5, 4, 3 and 1 cubes, all attached with hot glue. The top cube does not have a number and is only decorative. I punched out 1 inch circles and stamped the numbers 1-25 on each circle, then attached them to the front of each cube. Make a pretty triple bow for the top of the tree and then arrange ribbon strands to hang from the top. That’s it!!
Thanks so much for visiting the Crafty Sisters Creations blog today! SMILE–something wonderful is waiting to happen! Laurie
I know that these advent calendar trees have been around for quite some time and originated from a CTMH “competitor” LOL, but I thought it would be fun to give them a try this year. I made 26 boxes from the Artiste Cricut cartridge by Close To My Heart from a Michael’s paper pack. I arranged them on a covered 11 inch chipboard circle with layers of 7, 6, 5, 4, and 3 boxes. The final 26th box on top does not have a number and is for decorative purposes only.
I used a hot glue gun to assemble the tree and attach a bow at the top. The numbers were stamped on scalloped circles and heat embossed in gold to match the paper. Each day in December, the correct box is opened to reveal a treat!! I’m glad I gave this project a try and so happy with how it turned out! Now who to give it to…??
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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2, ANYTHING GOES–at least if it relates to Thanksgiving! You can make anything from cards, scrapbook layouts to home décor and table decorations, as long as it goes with Thanksgiving.
I have had my eye on these intricate Thanksgiving cuts which are included in the Make it Now section of Design Space. I actually had my Middle School Crafting girls make the pumpkin pie box last week and they loved it! I also loved that sweet little acorn so they both became my “Anything Goes” design team projects!
If you haven’t tried any of the Make it Now projects, I would suggest you do! They are so easy–just click cut, put in your paper and you are ready to assemble. You are still able to change the size or edit the project like you can with any of the Design Space cuts, but the beauty is that you don’t have to!
I think I’ll find a place on my Thanksgiving table to display my little paper beauties! Please stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other design team projects. Then share, share, share! We love to see your projects too!
Thanks for stopping by! Make it a GRATEFUL week and focus on those little moments that make life wonderful! Laurie
I just returned from a 10 day visit with my son and his family in Destin, Florida. While there, my almost three year old grandson and I made a Halloween craft. We shopped for all the items and worked in stages to complete our creation. What do you think?
I saw a similar project that was making the rounds on Facebook and that was our inspiration. My grandson wanted to add the sparkly spiders and fall themed floral picks. I think they add a lot! Here is the original project:
We had so much fun making our pumpkin craft! I hope he will remember the laughs we had and the sense of pride as he shared the craft with his parents and friends. Love that little guy! Enjoy a few pictures of our fun project.
Thanks for stopping by today! Make some memories with your family or friends this Halloween! Laurie
This week we welcome Halloween at Bitten by the Bug 2! There is no end to the scary, cute, spooky or sweet themes for your Halloween projects, so let’s get crafting! I chose to put together a Make it Now project from Design Space called Spooky Forest Dimensional Art. These Make it Now projects are awesome! Just click on CUT, place the correct colored paper on your mat and voila!
This project has many layers, but they were easy enough to assemble. By using dimensional foam adhesive to attach each layer, the scene becomes three dimensional.
If you haven’t given any of the Make it Now projects a try yet, you really should! Pick a Halloween project, fire up your Cricut and then link up your project at Bitten by the Bug 2! We love it when you share your artwork!
Thanks for stopping by today! I wish for you all a wonderful week! Laurie
I have been playing around lately with the new Flower Market Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart. I love the three dimensional flowers on this cartridge and thought they would make some great home décor projects to display in my shadow box.
First I started with sunflowers on a twig wreath. They are accented with some red berries and sprigs of leaves. The background paper is from the Rustic Home Fundamentals paper collection.
The next project I made was for Halloween. Flower Market has an amazing sugar skull image and they seem to be wildly popular right now! I made several chrysanthemums from different shades of purple, a couple of black roses, and some orange succulents.
Then I thought I needed a Thanksgiving scene, so I dug out all kinds of cardstock in fall colors, cranked up my Explore again and here is the result. A few leaves, asters, mums, acorns and bittersweet mounted on another Rustic Home woodgrain background and I was happy with the results!
Next up is a Christmas wreath complete with poinsettias and holly. Unfortunately the photo is not so great, but believe me, it’s pretty awesome too! So is the Flower Market cartridge!!
I am offering all four of these home décor scenes AND the shadow box as a workshop for only $40.00! Please contact me for details. And if you need any Close To My Heart products, please shop HERE!
Have a wonderful day and try to do something AWESOME! Laurie