Happy Friday Everyone!
Gosh, it's been awhile since I've actually done some things for me in own my shop...so, I've had the best time creating and designing! I know that a lot of us are already crafting things for the holidays. Getting Ready! I also know that one of the things I do that you guys seem to like are my annual advent calendars. SO BOY HOWDY, I've been advent calendar making!
There will be five advents this year. I will do them in limited quantities, so PLEASE if you are interested let me know. Starting with a Halloween Mansion Advent full of thirty spaces to count down the day. It's also fun to go in and grab a treat everyday! Just for you! :) There is a Christmas Tree Coffee Pod Advent, a travel bottle sized Liquor Trunk Advent, Holiday Train Advent, and for those paper lovers, I'm redoing the front of the advent that I did for the last two years....It's a cool!
I want to first put out the Haunted Halloween Mansion. I have all the things for it to start cutting and kitting those and it's getting close! So I would like to throw all my attention into getting those done fast!
For the holiday advents, I think I will take preorders on those maybe starting tomorrow. The reason? TWO reasons...I'm out camping to simply have the peace to finish off the train! Almost done! Almost! Had to go home today to cut a few more detail pieces I thought it needed. So, the pictures for it may be on a picnic table instead of the beautiful white backgrounds Cesar does for me.
The main reason is I know there are a few to pick from. I would like to get an idea of how many pieces of wood, chipboard and accessories I would need to purchase, and the preorder would help me identify that. So if that's cool with everyone, let me start today with the Haunted Halloween Advent. I will show you all the others as well exception being the one I do from paper. Still needs some work, but it's designed. :)
First up, The Haunted Halloween Mansion...
Haunted Halloween Mansion
This heirloom piece is something you'll be delighted and proud to pull out year after year. Place 30 treats into the individual slots. Just in case you are counting ( I know you) the 30th treat slot is right behind the 29th in the Mansard roof. Cut from Baltic Birch Plywood, which means it's a snap to paint. Or remember my paper friend folks, you can totally cover it with your favorite scrapbook paper and adhesive.
Approximate Measurements: 24-inches Tall (bottom of base to top of rail on Mansard roof), 7-inches Deep (front of base to back of base), 17-inches Wide (from left side of base to right side of base).
The pictures below show how I painted it. Your kit will be unassembled and unpainted. No fear, as always, there will be a tutorial with a ton of pictures that I will email you when I ship.
Now for the sneak peeks of the holiday advents that are finished...I will add these to the shop some time this weekend. So keep an eye out.
The Tipsy Trunk Advent Calendar
Talk about add a little spirit to the holidays. Count down till the big day with 24 differently shaped slots to add 24 different...Or the same...small travel sized liquor bottles. You know the kind you get on a plane? HA! A fun way to celebrate the season. Wood Cut and covered with beautiful papers.