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Saturday 11 October 2014

Things - Christmas DIY - Advent Calendar House

hobby craft advent calendar

I wandered into Hobbycraft at the weekend and spotted that they had a load of Christmas things in, so I had to have a peek and found a fab range of wooden advent calendars.

I spotted a wooden house and decided that I wanted to make one. I knew that I wanted a traditional look so I decided to go for a craft paper/house colour for the main colour, red, green and white accents.

The house as bought below...♥  

hobby craft advent house

What I used to create the house...♡

♥ Hobbycraft wooden house
♥ Light brown paint
♥ Brown paint
♥ Red paint
♥ Green paint
♥ White paint
♥ Off-white (custom blend) paint
♥ Iridescent glitter
♥ Advent toppers (Hobbycraft)
♥ Wooden Shapes (Hobbycraft) painted white
♥ Paint Brushes
♥ PVA glue

What I did...♡ 


I painted the whole house in a light brown colour, the roof white, the chimney and bottom red. (I repeated this step about 4 times)
painting advent house

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I painted the drawers in the off white, green and red.

advent calendar drawers

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I then painted the wooden shapes, snowflakes and stars white, candy canes red and the deer brown.

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After I was happy with the opaqueness of the paint finish I added the glitter to the desired parts.
wooden house drawers
glittery advent house

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I allowed everything to dry overnight then added the advent toppers to the draws and placed them in the house in a mixed pattern.
hobby craft advent toppers

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I then added all the decorations to the house.
decorated advent calendar house

The finished house below...♡ 

rustic advent calendar
wooden snowflake
wooden christmas decorations
wooden advent calendar diy
advent calendar drawer

I'm really pleased with the result, it did take a long time but hopefully it will last for many years. Any questions please ask, let me know if you decide to decorate one yourself I would love to see your designs.

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