Sunday, 27 November 2011

Will's Advent Calendar

A Homemade Matchbox Advent Calendar For Will!

This Advent Calendar began with a collection of pure white matchboxes that I covered with vintage Christmas wrapping paper, a variety of vintage ribbons, vintage paper ephemera, vintage spun cotton mushrooms and Martha Stewart craft papers and stickers.  I used tiny vintage rubber stamps to number each matchbox.  At the very top of the matchbox advent pyramid I placed a sweet velvet apple box that I found in one of my favorite shops in Montclair, New Jersey "Parcel".  To top it all off I sprinkled a snowy white vintage German glass glitter all over the Advent Calendar.  I will fill each little matchbox with a tiny wooden ornament and foil wrapped chocolate.
Merry, Merry!