Thursday, December 01, 2011

DIY: Advent calendar.


I know I'm a little bit late but I wanted to post my advent calendar. I had this idea in mind and wanted to do an advent calendar, but slightly different; since it was for a "grown-up"  (grown-up only when he wants, hehe).


I didn't come with the whole idea at the same time, I was looking for some small "boxes" to fit my messages inside, so I was so happy when I saw these colorful paper gems from Minieco (this amazing blog!). She explains how to do these small artworks and you can download the templates; so I couldn't resist!
There are three different gems, so I printed them out in white craft paper, cut and glued. 


I just let one piece opened in order to put the message inside, sealed it with different black, grey and white washi tapes, and wrote the numbers.


Then I built a box made of white foam board. It was 20x20x11cm, and I joined the pieces with washi tape (matching the ones of the little gems). Then I made a cap, placed all the gems inside and work was done!


I wanted a more "serious" look, not so girly, so I assumed white, grey and black would be the best tones to make the whole project; that pop of bright yellow just added a little bit of life.
I love how all these little boxes look together, and how can they ressemble at white snowflakes.



Images by Muffins in my backpack.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is so beautiful and must have taken a lot of patience! What kind of messages were put in the boxes?

Edna Siu said...

It is beautiful and hearty project.

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