Wednesday, December 22, 2010

WOYWW Dec 22/10

 I have finished my big Christmas Project!  It is an Advent Calendar box.  I borrowed the idea of it from Stamping Mathilda but made different tags and decorations of course.  This was really fun to make and really made me get creative to do 24 different tags.  And it made my desk the messiest it has ever been!  So I am happy to get this in just under the wire for WOYWW this week.  It is still Wednesday here in Canada, so I am just in time!
 Here are a couple of close up shots of the inside of the box.  I am thinking I may tie a big ribbon and bow across the front to hide the dowel that everything is hanging from.  My original idea was that the tags could be taken off and then be put on one by one as the days of December
pass.  And right now it is easy to do that because the dowel will slide out.  But it looks so nice with all the tags in at once and a nice big ribbon would finish it off nicely.  I may do that tomorrow.  I made two of these boxes, one for me and one for a friend for Christmas!

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2011 !!!

18 comments:

Marjo said...

What a crafty idea. Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy Holidays and creative crafting in the New Year.

Hugs, Marjo #5

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow what a very cool idea! your tags are gorgeous, love the way you did the strings!

Happy Holidays! :D
Tracey #94

butlersabroad said...

Brilliant project Karen, can't believe you made two of them! Love all the little beaded adornments on each tag, what an amazing amount of work you've put into each one.

Have a wonderful Christmas,
Hugs
Brenda 45

Samantha Read said...

Oh Karen that's truly amazing! beautiful, gorgeous, stunning . . . brilliant! Sam x

Gez said...

WOW!! What a wonderful project. Love your tags. BRILLIANT!
Happy Holidays to you.xx

Twiglet said...

That's a great advent project! Happy Christmas!

ANewYear said...

What a fabulous project!! I really love the different shapes for the tags and the lovely bead work. Are those tongue depressers?
Merry Christmas.

Carole 85

Serendipity Stamping said...

Such a cool and different idea. Great tags. Thanks for sharing this idea. #70

Minxy said...

What a totally cool project, and finished just in the nick of time. It's beautiful,and lovely you made your friend one too :D
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas
Minxy #4

Neet said...

Can't believe I nearly missed wishing you a Merry Christmas! Love your advent project - what a brilliant idea.

voodoo vixen said...

Love your advent project and the fact that you not only got one completed but two!! Merry Christmas to You and Yours, Annette #35

Vicky said...

Hey you....

Just got five min's of peace to blog and wanted to thank you for the lovely comment and right back at you.....

Have a wonderful Christmas and New year, I hope all your Chrismas wishes come true and you have a peaceful and bright 2011

Big Hugs to you
xxx
Vicky

Sherry Goodloe said...

VERY cool Karen! See you again in a couple of days? I was #50 on the WOYWW list last week if you want to stop by and take a look.

Nicky said...

Wow love the advent tag box what a great idea - hope you had a great Christmas ~ Nicky 52

JoZart said...

Love the Advent project, you've made a great job of it and it is still different than the original which is lovely.
Hope you had a great Christmas, popping in for a late snoop.
joZarty x

Nicky said...

Hi Karen the dog on my desk was brought for me by my DH quite a few years ago - He normally sits on a bookcase but was moved for Christmas - he is from The Breed Apart Range and looks just like my dog Stig who my blog is named after ~ thanks for stopping by my blog have a great New Year ~ Nicky 38

JoZart said...

Check my blog for a nice surprise!
JoZarty x

JoZart said...

Still haven't had details form you to claim your blog candy prize!!
JoZarty x