Hi! I'm a part time Science teacher and Mum of nearly two (Esther is coming up 2 and a half and my baby boy is due soon after the new year!) I know Claire from Church and have enjoyed craft and sewing evenings with her!
So here's the project...
Christmas Craft: Advent Drawers
25 mini matchboxes
A cereal box
Paint or glue/paper for decoupage
Sweets/goodies/stickers for filling the drawers
Stick your 25 matchboxes in 5 rows and 5 columns. I used a fairly strong liquid glue - a bit like Uhu.
Step 2: Cut out cardboard sections for the top, bottom and sides from your cereal box. Then paint or decoupage them...
Pull out the drawers and paint/decoupage/decorate them. I used a mixture of Christmas paper and colourful paper.
Stick on beads as drawer handles. Ideally, I wanted to use brass fasteners (split pins) but I couldn't get hold of any in time, so I used beads and double sided sticky tape instead.
Number the drawers randomly from 1-25 and fill each drawer with a goodie or two plus a piece of the Christmas story! I put a sticker and sweet in each one, plus a wooden christmas character that I picked up from my local craft shop, that my daughter can colour in each day.
The drawers are quite small and delicate (plus there's not much room for goodies). Larger matchboxes would have been more suitable, though more expensive to buy. The door handles I used were beads and they come off quite easily. Ideally I wanted to use brass fasteners, but couldn't get hold of any in time.
Thanks so much Lisa - I think I better get collecting large matchboxes for advent next year! We do go through candles by the tonne in this house, so hopefully 12 months might give me a good head start! What a cute idea!
Back tomorrow with some more Creative Christmas ideas! Only 12 days to go!