Good Friday! Today I have kept the blog for myself so I could share a project I made for the November newsletter that just went out to the store owners. This is the advent calendar for my kids this year. There is a step out tutorial on how to create the little pockets from envelopes over on the left sidebar under the 'Recipes' header if you want to check it out.
I hope you like it as much as I do.
Jillibean Soup Products
Kraft Accessories (A2 Cards/Envelopes)
Christmas Soup Staples Papers (Olive Sugar and Red Sugar on White)
Bean Stalks (Red/Brown Bakers Twine, Snowflakes Ribbon, Green/Brown Ribbon)
Journaling Sprouts (Christmas Chestnut Soup)
Alphabeans (Roasted Red, Baked Brown, Glazed Green)
Corrugated Shapes (Arrows)
Scallop Border Punch
White Self Adhesive Pearls
Mini Clothes Pins
Open Frame from Kraft Store
Staple Gun and Staples
To Make Frame:
Cut the red twine from the Snowflakes Ribbon into 5 pieces and staple to the back of the open frame.
Layer two of the Christmas Chestnut Soup Journaling Sprouts and adhere to the top of the frame.
To Make Advent Pockets
Cut the flap off of a Kraft Envelopes and cut the envelope in half. Adhere the open side closed to create a pocket. Repeat with 11 more envelopes (12 total) to create 24 pockets.
Cut the Soup Staple papers 4”x3” and adhere to the front of each pocket, centering on all sides.
Using the rest of your supplies, decorate the front of each pocket.
Adhere the Alphabean numbers to the front of each pocket to correspond to the different days in the month of December. Hint: Use the ‘L’s’ for ‘1’s.
Fill each pocket with a little treat or gift. Hang the finished pockets on the red twine with mini clothespins.
Have a good one!