I know what you’re thinking. It’s barely even Fall yet, why are you doing Christmas crafts?? Well every year I think of things I wish I had made for Christmas, but at that point it was far too late, so I thought i’d get a jump on things and get crafty on rainy days. I’ve always wanted an advent calendar that I could reuse every year, so I used an idea I found online and added a picture frame and fancy numbers to it.
A thrift store frame or discount frame from a home store
Spray paint in gloss white
Acrylic paints in colours of your choice (I used red and white)
I made this for my boyfriend. It’s the most perfect gift for Valentine’s, Birthday, Anniversary, or just because…
I created a template using Adobe Illustrator, measured the size of the card and filled in the type within. Once printed on card stock, I cut out each square by hand. I glued them to the cards using a thin layer of basic mod-podge, but you could also use rubber cement for a faster drying time.
A few people have been asking if I hand wrote the sayings. I’ve decided to provide a link to the font I used, it’s called Mari & David