November 2, 2010

Christmas Advent Calendar....or Not

I haven't even finished decorating for Thanksgiving but I couldn't wait to work on this......

For a printable tutorial go here!

I intended for this to be an advent calendar but I like it as a decoration too. This was so easy and quick! You'll need a corkboard, paint, 24 buttons, earring posts, hot glue and a marker.

First paint the corkboard. Add a cute tree...I free handed this tree (so easy)!

 Attach earring posts to cute buttons with hot glue.

If you decide you want to make an advent calendar out of it, write numbers 1-24 on the board itself with a marker. Cover up the numbers with the buttons....1 a day. Your tree will be fully decorated complete with a star on Christmas Day.

Countdown the days 'till Christmas!

Get the kids involved...they love this!!

Linked here:
Tutorial Tuesday, 
Mad Skills PartyTake a Look Tuesday, 
 Craft Catwalk, 
Crafty Creative Christmas Link PartyHandmade Gift PartyTrash to Treasure TuesdayWhatever Goes Wednesday, 
 Hump Day Link Love, 
Crazy Cute Link PartyHookin' Up With HOHTheme Party Thursday
 Fabulous Friday Finds, 
Fab FridaySassy SitesWhat Ever Linky PartyChristmas Link Party


Jennifer Juniper said...

LOVE the graphic tree with all the colorful button "ornaments"! I might have to make this :)

Sassy Sites! said...

Thanks for linking up with Sassy Sites for "Trash to Treasure Tuesday". :)

-Marni @ Sassy Sites!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Great idea! Clever adding earring posts to turn the buttons into push pins! Thanks for linking up at the Catwalk :)

Mari said...

What a FANTASTIC idea. I've been trying to think how I was going to come up with something lovely, rather than kitchy.
I want to be able to teach my daughter about the countdown...not the expectancy of a gift every day...or worse..chocolate! That's reserved for mummy after 10!
Will definitely give this a try and report back!
Thanks for sharing.

Mari @ Choochmagooz

Jami said...

I love this! It would be a perfect addition to my Theme Party Thursday too! Stop by if you get a chance. :)

Anonymous said...

That is such a cute idea! Thanks for linking up to my Handmade Gift Party! :)

- Megan

Holden, Everett, Kim, and, Ian said...

I absolutely love this tree idea! And your blog-keep it up!

HoneyScrap said...

I love this!! Oh my...I think I see one of these in my near future:)

Heather said...

What a cute tree! Thanks for linking up!
Heather @ memakingdo

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Wow that is one creative countdown! Like none I've ever seen before, very creative and thanks for sharing! Next month when I do a post on countdowns for my educational blog, I'm goint to include this!

Life in Rehab said...

This is an adorable idea!

Chanin said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

tz said...

I kind of feel like I'm a big ol' stealer of all your ideas...because I'm so going do this! I'm so going to be you stalker :D (in the best possible way, not creepy :D)

Lauren @ 31diy said...

That's adorable! I love the buttons - and how smart to attach them with earring posts!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your comments were uber sweet.

Kristy said...

Fun Christmas tree project. I like your style!

Heather said...

What a cool tree! Thanks for linking up to A Crafty Creative Christmas Link up!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Such a great idea! My kids would love this!!

RedTedArt said...

Oh so simply and pretty! I will feature this in "White & Sparkle" Get Crafty on 1 Dec.

Thank you!


Dani @ Just Drops in the Bucket said...

omg, I am so happy that you stopped by my blog to comment on my trashy oar! I luuuurve your blog. I just added a million things to my wish list after blogstalking for only a few minutes. too bad you didn't have a tutorial that helped create more time ;-)

definitely following you now.


Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

This is simply fabulous!!! I love it so much! So simple and cute! Thanks for stopping by my little blog.....I'm excited to have found yours now too! Can't wait to read more posts....I can see you have a million good ideas :)

gail said...

very creative! It's really cute.
thanks for linking up.

Anonymous said...

lovely! thanks so much for sharing this awesome idea!