Thursday, November 2, 2023

Christmas Advent Calendar with Doodlebug

Hey guys! Today, I'm sharing my latest Doodlebug Design Team Project that uses the adorable Gingerbread Kisses Collection and Doodlebug's new house shaped advent calendar. All of the designers were asked to decorate one in a unique way and I had so much fun!! Over the next week, be sure to check out the other designs our team came up with on Doodlebug's blog.

Christmas Advent Calendar House made with Doodlebug Gingerbread Kisses Collection

This calendar is a great way to count down the days leading up to Christmas and perfect for saving all sorts of little surprises. The house is approx. 15" x16" and made of heavy weight white chipboard. There are 24 drawers that measure 2.25" x 2.25" x 2.25" each (product links below).

Christmas Advent Calendar House with cute stickers and numbered drawers

When I saw the triangular space on the front, I immediately thought the Gingerbread Kisses Shadowbox kit. If you don't know what these are ... you have to check them out. I love them! They're filled with the cutest stickers. This one has cookies, houses, baking utensils, Santa Claus, trees, cocoa, and candy canes.

Christmas Advent Calendar House with Santa, gingerbread cookies, house, candy, & snowmen

I added the Candy Cottage Doodle-pops in the center. It's ah-dorable!
I also mixed in some extra shape sprinkles, enamel dots, puffy stickers, and mini jewels. All of these add such good texture to the front.

Doodlebug Christmas Advent Calendar House with drawers

For the drawers, I covered each one in a pretty plaid then used a 1 1/2" scallop circle punch, a 1 1/4" circle punch, gold foil paper, and white card stock to create the circular shapes. The gold foil dates are numbers from the Sunshine alpha stickers. 

Christmas Advent Calendar House with gold numbered drawers

These cute drawers can hold lots of little goodies. If you have children, you could surprise them with candy, small toys, stickers, temporary tattoos, trinkets, ornaments, cartoon band-aids, play jewelry, cars, hair clips, coins, or clues to a scavenger hunt.

If you have family members from teenage to adult ... you can add gourmet chocolate, small packets of tea, bath bombs, love notes, jewelry, a key ring, tealight candles, packets of seeds, tickets to a fun event, money, or collectible pins.

Christmas Advent Calendar House with numbered drawers

I trimmed out the front and the chimney with some chunky Doodle twine in ladybug. The red and white stripes remind me of candy canes! Love it.

For another Christmas Advent Calendar idea, hop over to my blog HERE to see this super cute 12x12 page filled with mini envelopes and puffy stickers!

December is a month away so there's plenty of time to design your own advent calendar. Below are the links to the products used and ... happy crafting!

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