Here's a little holiday project I've been working on here and there for the last few weeks. It's a Christmas Alphabet Advent Calendar (or CAAC for short...just kidding), and it's featured on Write.Click.Scrapbook. today.
- The wooden shadow box is by Adorn-It.
- All papers and letter stickers (and tiny sparkly garland) are from the Websters Pages Sweet Season collection.
- The project was inspired by Wendy Smedley (while on her blog, make sure you watch her appearance on local tv show, Studio 5).
- The little ornaments and Christmas baubles are from everywhere--my ornament box, my mom's house, Hobby Lobby, World Market, and even the candy aisle at my local Fresh Market.
This sturdy, hand-crafted box is divided into 25 squares, which leaves one box for every letter of the alphabet, with one left over. I gathered one tiny ornament or Christmas accent for each letter of the alphabet, and I've still got three to go ("I," "U," and "Y/Z"). Hey, it's harder than it looks to find items that fix a 2-in by 2-in box!
Here are a few close-ups:
A is for Angel
B is for Bell
C is for Christmas Cookies
D is for drum
E is for Elf (Hermey the Elf, to be specific)
F is for Frosty the Snowman in a snowglobe
G is for Gifts
H is for Holly Berries
I is for Icicle (or Ice Skates, depending on what I can find!)
J is for Joseph and baby Jesus
K is for Kris Kringle
L is for Love (represented by a red heart)
M is for Merry Christmas
N is for Nutcracker
O is for Ornament
P is for Penguin and Peppermint
Q is for Quail (definitely a Christmas bird around my house)
R is for Rudolph and Reindeer
S is for Shephard with his Sheep
T is for Tree
U is for Santa's Underwear (those iconic red long johns, which are on their way from a cute etsy.com shop)
V is for the Virgin Mary
W is for Wise Men
X is for XOXO (a big Christmas kiss!)
Y/Z is for Yule Log (working on this one! hoping to decorate a tiny log with something that starts with "Z")
There you have it!
p.s. Trust me, you'll want to visit the Write.Click.Scrapbook. blog every day this month! (The new gallery is up today.) There are amazing holiday pages, projects, recipes and more being featured every day by that VERY talented crew. Just to prove it, check out the advent calendares featured so far (click here and click here).