Categories DIY Bauble Advent Calendar


DIY Advent Calendar

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Ho ho! This is the start of our DIYMAS (DIY + christMAS… geddit geddit?) series for 2015! We’ve been building out list of Christmas DIYs since October, and totally can’t wait to share them with you each week!

We’re starting off our DIYMAS with an advent calendar! Who says advent calendars are only for children! I always set up some sort of advent calendar for myself if time permits. I had a digital one last year, but thought why not make a DIY advent calendar this year to share with you guys!

This is great for both the young and the young at heart as its extremely customisable by switching up the goodies inside. I’m going with my favourite toffees (I can finish a bag by myself in a day, so this is great for practicing self control), as well as some “do something nice today” notes.

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You’ll need
Plastic Baubles
Spray Paint
Acrylic Paint
Brushes
Mod Podge/ White Glue
Loose Glitter
Chunky Glitter
Beads
Foam beads pellets (as snow)
Washi Tapes
Goodies of choice
Paper
Strings

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ONE To start, simply throw in the gifts/notes into the bauble together with some chunky glitter and bead pellets. Seal with washi tape. You can leave it as it is or decorate them!

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Spray paint – Make sure to do it in a well ventilated area and protect your work surface. Use masking tapes to mask areas on the bauble to create patterns. Do more coats if needed, making sure to dry between layers.

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Glitter – Mix a good amount of glue with glitter. Roll your bauble in the mixture till fully covered. Sprinkle more loose glitter while the glue is still wet. Wait for the glue to fully dry and paint a thin coat of mod podge over your bauble to seal in the glitter.

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Washi – Go wild! Play with all sorts of combinations and patterns.

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TWO Paint on the numbers.
THREE Attach a piece of string to each of your bauble and you’re ready to hang them up on your tree!

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I hope you enjoy our DIY Advent Calendar! Remember to tag us or use (hashtag)artathomesg on Facebook or Instagram! Be sure to check back next week for our next DIYMAS! xo. Teacher Cherlyn