There’s no more visual (and fun) way to count down to the holidays than with an Advent Calendar. Silhouette America has a new Limited Edition Advent Calendar we think you should know about. We’ve asked Designer Tania Willis to share her version of this vertsatile shadowbox calendar with you!
The Silhouette Advent Calendar’s a fully-assembled, well-constructed, crisp white shadow box that measures just shy of 15″ square, with a depth of 3 3/4″. The calendar comes with a download card to retrieve 48 different box and drawer shapes to use along with a Silhouette system. You’ll need 25-50 pieces of patterned paper/cardstock to construct your calendar. For the design I created, I used approximately 30 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock.
I went with a non-traditional Christmas color scheme and cut a mix of boxes and drawers to add a little more character. Instead of cutting my boxes in numerical order, I chose to cut one color at a time to make sure that each color was visually balanced throughout. Cuttting the boxes took some time, but once they were all cut, I was able to assemble all 25 in less than 30 minutes. The BEST part was giving each box its own personality as I decorated them with my favorite SRM Stickers and other miscellaneous Christmas-themed products.
This is one of those projects that can easily be completed in a single weekend, with the majority of the time spent cutting the boxes and/or drawers. It is one of the most rewarding projects I’ve ever completed and I look forward the delight it will bring to my children year after year. I have a strong feeling this will be the most popular alterable item this holiday season!
You can find additional detail images of the calendar on my blog, and you can buy your own Silhouette Advent Calendar ($39.99) directly from the Silhouette Store. Now through November 11th ONLY, you can purchase the calendar at a $10.00 discount, for only $29.99 by using Promo code: SRM.
For more ideas on how to use the Silhouette Calendar, check out Silhouette’s collection on Pinterest.
For a variety of advent calendar ideas, check out this slideshow with instructions!
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