Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Countdown- Advent Calender


In keeping with a Holiday Tradition I made a fun advent calender for Christmas.
 I purchased the tray's at a local thrift store. Most of my pieces for the days were using collage sheets, ribbons  and goodies from Alpha Stamps
A close up of the bottom tray. Some of Tim's #'s

All of the pieces were attached to magnets and can be stored along the side or
on the back till the big day arrives!

Another close up of some of the days.


I'm counting the days how about you?

60 comments:

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

This is so beautiful, I wanted to make an Advent Calendar this year, but procrastination did me in again. enJOY a very merry Christmas time, Kimberly

Janet Ghio said...

This is just fabulous!! Magnets--what a great idea!!

Elaine A said...

Lynn -

What a wonderful project. I love how this calendar turned out. I love your use of unusual items for the days - really awesome!

Elaine Allen

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow...my jaw just hit my keyboard! Now THIS is original! I have never seen an advent calendar done like this before and just LOVE it! Hmmmm...now where is that silver tray i wasn't using??

Wendy said...

Great idea Lynn. I love it. It's got thinking Christmas in new ways.

Kikka said...

Your Advent Calender Looks so Beautiful, Love it!

I am also waiting for tomorrow...to be able to open the first mini package! ;) So FUN! Am I child again?

Hugs
Kikka

Tracy Evans said...

What a fabulous unique idea Lynne, I love it. You put me to shame. I only have a candle to count down the days, yours is such a treasure, love the idea that they are attached to magnets, very clever. Tracy Evans x x

Robin said...

This is just wonderful Lynn! I love all the different things you used for the numbers and that tray on the bottom is just adorable. Hope you are having a great week.

Hugs,
Robin

Terry said...

Amazing Lynn! Love your Christmas countdown in the thrift store tray! Very clever and beautiful!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Stunning!!!

Jingle said...

Lynn, you are awesome. You know that, right? I'm just say'n. This is amazing!

Jann said...

Gorgeous art, Lynn! What a wonderful, beautiful idea!

Daniele said...

totally amazing....wher do you get your mojo
hugs

Heike said...

WOW, your Calender is stunning, so lovely Details and wonderful idea's. LOVE it.

Thanks so much for the RAK, you made my day happy.

Big Hugs from Germany
Heike

Kathy Eddy said...

I love this! Using magnets is very clever. Never have to try to find all the little pieces!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Gorgeous!!!!

a wonderful calendar!

misteejay said...

What a fabulous advent. It really is stunning.

I haven't made a new one this year although I had the makings to do so - I've just run out of time (and steam)

Toni :o)

Sandy said...

Oh wow Lynn your calendar rock.
Absolutely outstanding. I love it.

cflovesrb said...

I love it. Absolutely gorgeous! TFS

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

This is just fabulous and beautiful!!Have a wonderful day my friend.
Hugs,
Marie

Stacy said...

This is GORGEOUS! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it so much. You really outdid yourself on this. Hugs, Stacy H-W

BEAR's Mom said...

another beauty Lynn :)
love the domino for day 12!!!
~victoria~

Helen said...

I love this, so creative. I wish I'd had time to make something.... wish it wasn't getting quite so close - I am so not prepared!

Kalyber said...

Awesome, as usual. Love the tray.

Sherry Edwards said...

Oh so fabulous Lynn!!! I've been altering a baking tray (cookie sheet) to display 25 Christmas matchboxes using magnets - such a great idea.

woodandfabric said...

Oh my Lynn!!! Another beauty here! You're an Amazing Creative Woman! *Ü*

Createology said...

OMG Lynn this is the most beautiful and unique advent calendar I have ever seen. You have really gone over the moon with this one! Love love love it and love it more. How elegant and fun at the same time. Perfection!

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

I love your advent calendar! I have seen them done like this on cookie sheets but of course you always have a new twist to everything! ...lol I think that is what they call upcycling with class :))

I am counting the days too and what fun it is to have a grand baby to count them with. He is the perfect age this year to get excited about our little advent calender too!
Artful hugs!
Inka :)

Minxy said...

WOW this is truely stunning, very unique indeed, i love it and i want one too lol

Dee in N.H. said...

OMG! This is simply awesome. Love it.
Genius in using the magnets!

Healing Woman said...

Lynn this is wonderful. I think it's the cutest advent calendar I've seen yet. Magnets! Wow. What a great idea.

Netty said...

Oh wow what a terrific idea Lynn it looks fabulous. You are so wonderfully creative. Annette x

Lori said...

Ooo, this is gorgeous, and what a fun way to count down the days till Christmas! How did it get to be Christmas already? lol!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOVE your advent calendar!!!!
Deb :)

Jo said...

I am totally counting the days ... and wow, you have done it again!!! amazed me with your creativity!!!

pat said...

I LOVE the advent calendar !!!

sharon said...

Your talent is amazing and endless! BTW, when do you sleep?!

Deb (dcorder) said...

WOW! Just WOW! This is beautiful!

Evelyn S. said...

Are there 48 hours in your days, girl??? This is wonderful!

Christine said...

This is beautiful but the picture definately does not do it justice. I'm so glad you showed it to me in person!!!

Marlene said...

Without a doubt, THE most beautiful advent calendar I have ever seen!

CuddlyBunny said...

COOL! Your thrift store find is fantastic, of course, but what you did with it is superb!

Another beautiful creation!

Michele said...

you're amazing Lynn. this is unbelievably beautiful. xo

sonya said...

I just love this advent calendar! I love all the details. Beautiful.
Sonya

paperqueen said...

this is such a great idea, and you did it so well!
and who doesn't have an old tray they never use?
thanks so much for sharing.
Eileen

Jocelyn said...

How Awesome!!! I love this and I have the very same tray....HMMMMMM....I wonder if I can do this!!!

Wishing you a great day!!!

JeanFB said...

OMG!!!! This is exquisite! What a treasure - my kids would love something like this. I'll have to be on the lookout for trays. I love, love, love the different numbers (especially the domino!) and all the creative ways you've used the different images. You are such an inspiration *sigh*! :)

Sarah said...

You have certainly been busy (while I was away) with all kinds of wonderful projects...from fabric bags to cards and hangings and a fabulous advent calendar. You are awesome!!!

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Lynn, I love this, it is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful art. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Erica said...

This is beautiful!!!! I've been wanting to make one for a couple of years, and still haven't gotten to it.

Wax Beach Artist said...

This is awesome! I adore this calendar and all of your attention to detail. A beautiful heirloom, what a wonderful idea!

Holly said...

I've seen a lot of advent calenders but this is one of my favorites! I love the style and the use of magnets is such a great idea.

Lynn said...

Incredible advent calender Lynn, you clever girl :)

Curtains In My Tree said...

I Just love what you did with that tray. Did you drill holes in it for the ribbon?

I love your Marie Antionette cards also. I am going too try and make a card similar to your.

I just love finding new blogs like your makes me happy

Janice

Teri said...

This is a very creative and vintage looking advent calendar. What a great way to make use of a tray.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous! I am counting the days as well.....I have saved my cards for the last minute again! LOL I LOVE your project- the magnets are an awesome idea. TFS

stampdiva said...

Hi Lynn, never seen art like this. Fabulous idea. You are such a clever cookie. Amazing. Lynne M

WendyK said...

What a brilliant idea, love it.

Suzanne C said...

WOW! I mean really... Now who thinks of this? Probably in the middle of the night right. :) Love everything about this. You could have shown each little piece each day in december and led up to the grand reveal!

Lyneen said...

Wow this is amazing!!!! Love the idea.

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