Hello friends and happy Monday! Christmas may be a few months away but its not too early to start thinking about creating your own DIY home decor or even fun gifts to give! Especially if you have little ones in your family that love to countdown the days until Christmas Day! The Advent Countdown Kit is a new release from Clear Scraps which can be decorated as you like. And with wood and chipboard elements you can use a variety of mediums such as paint, paper, stamping, etc.
Your kit includes everything seen here with 12 wood cards, frame, and hinge. You also receive chipboard numbers, script words, as well as holly and berry embellishments.
Also included in your kit are two dowels to hang your numbers onto your frame. Here are two of my decorated wood cards which I covered in patterned paper. I added smaller embellishments followed by the chipboard numbers which I painted with black acrylic paint.
I painted the background of the base with off-white chalk paint. I allowed areas of the wood to show through to give a distressed look to my kit. I then used the same black acrylic paint that I used on the numbers to paint my frame which fits over the top of the base. I found using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive worked well but you can also use a hot glue gun. I then painted my "days until" and "Christmas" chipboard pieces in green and red chalk paint again using my Beacon Adhesive to adhere.
For my holly and berry embellishment, I used the same red and green chalk paint. Once dry, I wanted to add a little more sparkle. So, I daubed embossing ink onto each piece followed by using red and green embossing powder and set with my heat tool. The berry piece adheres on top of the holly to give extra dimension (again using my Beacon Adhesive). I adhered the entire piece to the upper left corner using Beacon 3-in-1.
Here is a small snapshot of a few of my decorated cards! Like I mentioned, you can embellish your cards/chipboard as you like! This project was so fun to create!
Thank you for stopping by! You can find this kit and all things new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a wonderful day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, enamel dots, brads, die cut shapes: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Ranger; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: sanding tool.