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.


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 .