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Friday, July 6, 2012

Christmas In July - Part 1 - Advent Calendar Wreath

Countdown to Christmas Wreath

Now that the Fourth of July is over it is time for me to get ready for Christmas!  Just kidding.  I actually made this advent calendar last winter and I am finally getting around to posting the video tutorial.  It has been in the video camera for months!

Here is the tutorial if you would like to follow along as I show you the steps that I took to make this.

This wreath is made with wedding favor tins.  Inside can be placed candies or little messages.  Over the years I have made a few Countdown To Christmas/Advent Calendars.  Here is one that I made last year with some ideas posted about what I was enclosing inside.  

Wilton Wedding Favor Tins - For Christmas Advent Calendar
It would have been yummy to have sampled lots of different sized candies for the tins, but I am trying to set a good example about "every once in awhile treats." So, in order to show the relative size of these little tins I used candy that was already in the house.  This could also be interpreted as "candy that is not to my liking."  Which is why it is still in the house. ;-)

This is a great project that my family will enjoy using for many years. I hope you get a chance to make one, too!

Please visit again next Friday for another Christmas in July project.  I hope to have a new Christmas project posted every Friday this month.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Wilton Wedding Favor Tin Kit
18" MDF Craft Wreath Base
Paint Brush
Adirondack Red Pepper Acrylic Paint Dabber
CTMH - Create A Shade Pearl Paint
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge - Leaf 3 on page 46, numbers
Stamp Set: CTMH A Holiday
CTMH New England Ivy and Olive Cardstock
CTMH White Daisy Cardstock
CTMH New England Ivy Ink Pad
Assorted Patterned Paper - I used retired CTMH papers
2" Circle Punch
Hot glue gun
Ribbon and Wire for bow

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