Chrissy here today with a Peppermint Kisses project – this collection is so pretty and playful so I decided to use it on the brand new Christmas Advent box.
Kaisercraft Products: Peppermint Kisses Collection|P2811 Fun & Festive|P2813 Wrapped Up|P2814 Holy Jolly|P2816 Minty|P2817 Santa & Co|P2818 Ho Ho Ho|PP1075 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad|CT969 Collectables|
Other Kaisercraft Products: SB2510 Christmas Advent Box|SB795 Red Pearls|SB794 Snow Pearls|AS261 Number Stickers White|KC001 Kaisercolour Paint White.
When ever I make up a Beyond the Page project, especially a storage item with lots of parts, I like to do a dry run of putting it together first, as I don’t want to be fussing about wondering where all the parts go once it has been painted & papered.
I would usually paint any edges and paper any parts before putting it all back together. But this time (as I wanted the paper to cover the joins I decided to put the main parts back together again minus the little dividers and paint it like that. I used white paint so it did need a few coats.
I then painted the little dividers (above) but left the little bits that slot into the Advent unpainted, if you paint these they will be to tight to slot into the holes.
I chose to use double sided tape to assemble the little drawers, then to cover each drawer I cut a strip of paper the same height as the drawer and long enough to wrap around three sides plus a few millimetres etc at each side of the front.
To cut the finger hole into the square piece of paper for the front of the drawers, I used the drawer as a template and marked the shape of the finger hole before cutting it out
Once all the little drawers were covered with my chosen papers I slotted them into place and once I was happy with their position I added the numbers.
I covered the top and sides of the Advent with the holy jolly paper and covered the back of the advent aperture with the spotty paper from the paper pad and fussy cut all the fun images from the Santa & Co & Fun & Festive papers, then arranged them in the centre of the advent, I used lots of foam pads to give height and dimension.
To finish off I added pearls to the little drawers and distressed the edges of them, I wanted to give them a kinda snowy effect.
I hope I have inspired you to create a Christmas Advent Calendar – this item would look fabulous decorated with any of Kaisercraft’s Christmas collections.
You can find all the products over on the Kaisercraft website: https://www.kaisercraft.com.au/
You can also download and/or print off my instructions for this project
Happy crafting!!! See you again soon.
Chrissy Tingey xXx