Friday, 30 September 2011

Mini Advent Calendar

I wanted to make a small, cross off advent calendar to go on the  work desk of a friend who loves carts.
 Days 'Till Christmas Advent Calendar
The cat comes from a box of Pepper’s Christmas Party chipboard shapes (Trimcraft) and the spotty paper comes from an 8 x 8 paper pack from the same range.  The whole thing, backed on a firm card, measures 14cms x 8cms and the calendar part, which I made in Publisher, measures 7.5cm x 7cm. 
Advent Calendar Days till Christmas
I have put self adhesive magnetic tape on the back, but a loop ribbon would look good too.  A few stars here and there finish the effect.
Googly Eyes top tip …I have found that by adding googly eyes of slightly different sizes to a character it adds something to the perspective.

7 comments:

Suze Bain said...

Wow Helen, another fab little fun project. xx

Bee and Dee said...

Lovely idea might well copy it. Hugs Bee

Bubbles said...

I had to come and see exactly what you'd made for a friend who "...loves carts"... I was so curious. Then I realised... CATS, not carts! *lol*
This project is really sweet - thanks for the tip about the googly eyes too :)

Sarah said...

What a great idea x

Mags said...

Love those googly eyes! Thanks for the tip. What a nifty 'make'!

luv, Mags x

Julie said...

Cute little calendar x

craftygranny said...

oooh love it was the calendar hard to do i have never used publisher before .