Martha Stewart Paints, stencils, silkscreens and accessories from Plaid Crafts. It was just the fire that I needed to get my butt into gear and get advent calendar crafting...seriously though, how could you not be inspired by all these goodies?!?
I started by giving my brown advent calendar a quick coat of spray primer since those pesky little cardboard drawers tend to suck up a lot of paint. Then I gave the drawers a colorful makeover in shades of red, blue and aqua Martha Stewart craft paint. We celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah in our house, so I usually gravitate towards mixing the colors of both holidays in my decorations.
- Martha Stewart craft paint in satin, metallic, glitter and pearl finishes
- Martha Stewart silkscreens & adhesive stencils
- Martha Stewart fine tip bottle tops
- Martha Stewart dauber set (for stencils)
- Martha Stewart craft squeegee brushes (for silkscreens)
Luckily, there are 25 drawers, so there were plenty of opportunities to try all the different stencils and fonts! While you're waiting for your paint to dry and deciding on your next design, you can use some Martha Stewart glass paint to whip up some confetti wine glasses while you're at it.
(For the record, I intentionally left off the numbers 11, 17 & 24 off just because I thought those drawers would be too busy with numbers too...and it's driving my hubby crazy! What do you think?)
The drawers are the perfect size for stashing a couple small candies for my boys along with a piece of paper detailing the day's advent or Hanukkah family activity. If you're looking for a list of advent ideas, check out this post from last year where we compiled over thirty ways to make each day special!
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