Wednesday, December 1, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: My altered advent calendar

A few years ago, I made this Advent Calendar from jewelry boxes. I filled each one with something that could be used in altered art. It's no secret, I decorate my house with trees, and this is the funkiest tree I own. And it's the only one I made, too. Although I open it every year, I get a smile on my face with each box, because I only remember Day 1 and Day 25. The rest are always a mystery to me until I open them.

Day 1 begins at the top with the only blue box in the calendar.


It is only appropriate that the tree topper would be a star. This one is made of red felt, something most altered artists own. Happy first day of December and 1st day of Advent.

10 thoughtful remarks:

voodoo vixen said...

I can't keep up with you today!! First the stunning dresses that I am going to have to track back to see them all in their glory and now your advent calendar, which is so cute and such a great idea... I don't think I have enough little jewelry boxes to do an advent calendar though...

sharon said...

Now I know why you drink coffee, you never stop girl! This is a great fun thing to do....thanks for sharing!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

how wonderful to have a surprise for each day before Christmas!

Lynn said...

What a fun kind of tree to have! It keeps on giving. Enjoy!!!!

Kirsty.a said...

GReat idea.

Karen said...

ooo what a brilliant idea!!!! xxx

Terri Kahrs said...

How very clever, Elizabeth! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

~*~Patty S said...

such a wonderful and unique tree Ms E
Love it!
oxo

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a COOL idea- I think I might have to make you my hero :)

Cardarian said...

Your advent calender is lovely - I only managed to make an advent wreath!Loved the snoop around - sorry I am late!
Hugs,
Cardarian