Again I did not take pictures of the process. My camera batteries were dead and I did not want to wait for them to recharge before getting started on this craft.
I had purchased a premade Karen Foster Advent calendar. Scrapbooking warehouse had a good sale on theirs. I have to admit I was very surprised at how small it was, but the neat thing about it is it comes with numbers to stick on.
I mod podged Christmas Scrapbook paper on the squares doors and outside edges and back of the advent calendar., I cut 1 1/2 inch squares with my cricut for square doors. Oh and I antiqued around the edges of all the paper before I mod podged actually. I added the numbers and then mod podged again over the numbers.
You could be done right there, but I saw this same Advent Calendar at Gardner Village (A crafty place in Utah) and they had added a handle on the top which I thought was so adorable. So I added a handle and then tied a ribbon on top.
I have been having a hard time deciding if should keep the ribbon or if it would be cuter with just the plain handle.
So anyway that is the last Advent Calendar I will be making this season. My family will be happy to have our kitchen table cleared of all my craft stuff :-) I have a craft room in the basement, but sometimes I find it is easier to craft and be a mom at the same time upstairs where I can be aware of what everyone is up to.