This project was inspired by Luvleescrappin on YouTube. The base is an advent calendar from Kaiser Craft, and I had a blast making all the fun 3D elements with Graphic 45's Nutcracker Sweet collection!
After I assembled the calendar, I painted the base black and covered the drawers with papers from the collection. I found some number stickers at my local Joann's and covered them with glossy accents. Then I started the fun part ... creating the Nutcracker scene!
To create the living room scene, I glued a piece of patterned paper to the base, then attached a square for the window. I used cardstock strips to create the window panes, and covered the panes with Picket Fence Stickles.
I fussy cut images from the paper collection and layered them on chipboard to make them sturdier. I created Styrofoam bases for the curtain panel, Clara, the clock, and the banner, and glued the bases to the back wall of the calendar. I added a Christmas tree, some ribbon for curtains, and some candy pieces to finish the scene.
The coolest part about this project is that it has space in the back for a flickering battery-operated tea light that creates the look of a flickering fireplace.
Here's a link to Luvleescrappin's video:
Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to eat an extra slice of pie for me!