Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Guest Post Advent Calendar: AT Number 29

Until Christmas, I'll be having several awesome ladies guest post as part of "Homemade in December." Anyone is welcome to link up their Christmas Projects at our Christmas Link Carnival.
This weeks' theme on my blog is Advents, and we welcome Ruth from atnumber29!
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Hi I'm Ruth and I'm excited to be guest posting here from over at atnumber29!

Today I'm posting about our family advent countdown. I had been trying to think what to do this year and I kept seeing these tealights for vastly extravagant prices... you know what happened next... the infamous "Well, I can make that!"


Of course mine aren't exactly the same but I like them (better than the shop ones!):



Here's the how to!

You will need:

24 tea lights
ribbon
paper
double sided tape
glue dots
sizzix and dies (or your own templates)
scissors
'peel off' numbers (or other small stickers)
bling
fine glitter

Here's how I did it!

First use double sided tape to wrap ribbon around the night light.

Cut out some small paper shapes to decorate. I used quikutz poinsttia and holly in my sizzix.

Use glue dots to add the decoration.

Now add bling and a number and your poinsettia is done!

Use a similar process for the holly. I just used these 2 designs but do what you think!

Repeat the process ad infinitum. It helps if you have a lovely friend to cut while you stick (Thanks Juliet!)

When they were done they didn't look quite finished. The lovely juliet came up with an 'add glitter' idea! I think she lives by the motto 'sparkly is better!' and in this case she is so right!

And that's all there is to it! Have a happy advent!

Feel free to stop by and look at my other christmas projects:
Christmas Stocking
European Advent Traditions
Kids Craft

Thank you so much Ruth! I'm sure you're having a great time with your advent!
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1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Very cute idea! I love seeing what other people come up with!