I started with a pretty frame and some plain little $1 boxes from Michael's. I opened some new Creative Memories Christmas paper called Noel, started to cut and added some Mod Podge.
This is my favorite DIY project so far cause it's for my daughter! She's my Christmas buddy. She has loved every tradition, present, song, ribbon, ornament, stocking and strand of lights since before she could walk! (Just like her mama!)
One of her favorite traditions was the advent calendar. We always had two. One made of cloth that Brian and I bought in Manila, and another filled with Swiss chocolate. She and her brother shared the cloth calendar...taking turns...both hoping to be the one to hang Santa up on the top of the tree! They each had a chocolate filled calendar of their own.
Now that my girl's married, I thought she needed a pretty advent calendar of her own...So, after searching the web for ideas, this is what I made for her! I hope she likes it!