Matchbox Advent Calendar! by Ezmé Hartman

Hi there dear 49 and Market fans!
This time I’m sharing a fun Advent Calendar project as Christmas in around the corner! Where has the year gone? Normally I would construct the whole project myself, but I was lucky to find one in a kit form, ready to assemble. (There are also many similar examples with patterns on Pinterest for free.)
For this project I used the Vintage Artistry Noel paper collection. The photo frames are from the laser-cut sheets. We love Christmas and how wonderful to draw out the magic with an Advent calendar building up to Christmas day!

Matchbox Advent Calendar! by Ezmé Hartman

First, I paint the two MDF squares that for the top and base of the project with craft paint on both sides. (Two coats)
Then I put the match boxes together. I used a strong double-sided tape.
I cut small pieces of paper to cover the front of the drawers and a laser piece for the side: 3 boxes on top of one another.

Matchbox Advent Calendar! by Ezmé Hartman

I grouped 6 boxes together, in 4 groups and adhered with glue and double-sided tape. The grouped match-boxes were then adhered to the base and then the top was fitted on top. I trimmed the edges of the base and top with twine. The chip-board numbers were embossed with gold embossing powdered and the I added a little fine glitter.

Matchbox Advent Calendar! by Ezmé Hartman

The top was decorated with frames and flowers from the laser cut sheet that was balanced back-to-back on a wooden disc. I further embellished with art stones, beads, sequence, wooden beads, small pine cones and glass beads. And small Christmas trees and a little tinsel.
I added rub-on transfers to add more interest.

Matchbox Advent Calendar! by Ezmé Hartman

The other side was done the same.

I gave the box layered wooden discs for feet. The matchbox drawers are big enough for a small gift or sweeties. Something fun!

Matchbox Advent Calendar! by Ezmé Hartman

49 and Market products:


Vintage Artistry Noel
Euphorbia Garden

Vintage Artistry Noel
Aquifolium

Vintage Artistry Noel
Painted Season

Vintage Artistry Noel
Bonus Laser Cut

Vintage Artistry Noel
Rub-Ons
 

Other products used:
Matchbox Calendar kit, “Sand” craft paint, Small Christmas Trees, Art Stones, Gold sequence, Gold Embossing Powder, Fine gold glitter, Mini Gold Tinsel, Small Pine cones, Wooden discs, Red wooden beads, Gold glass beads, Red and white twine

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you found a little inspiration here!