Santa Advent Calendar
A Santa advent calendar made out of craft plywood sheets, chipboard, scrapbook paper and some other scrapbooking and craft supplies. Finished size approx. 7" x 10"
Sketch out a Santa of your own or use pattern provided. (see link address below). Tranfer the outline of Santa's image onto a piece of 1/4" plywood using some tracing paper.
After cutting out the body with a scroll saw. Cut the head and moustache out of 1/8" thick plywood, as shown.
Transfer the image of the beard / face and the cuffs of Santa's suit onto some chipboard. Cut the pieces out using a craft knife.
Cover the pieces of wood and chipboard with patterned paper as shown. The face was covered with a piece of kraft cardstock. As you can see, the wood and chipboard head / beard pieces were layered together to form one piece. Add a little glitter to the pom pom of the hat. Then use wood glue to glue all the pieces together.
Next, cut out letters using a Silhouette digital cutter. If you don't have a cutting machice, letter stickers could be use instead. Add some glitter to your letters, then adhere them to Santa's beard.
Mount a snowflake sticker onto some cardstock, then layer with a chipboard snowflake, a round sticker, holly (cut out from patterned paper) and some buttons.
Use some pearl stickers or brads to create the eyes and use a painted wooden ball for the nose. Glue everthing in place.
Cut a rectangle out of 1/2" thick plywood for the base. You'll want the width to be the same width of the Santa, and it should be about 2 1/2" deep. Cover the top and sides of the base with patterned paper. Then adhere a border strip to the top egdes of the base. 4 round wood discs were then glued at the bottom base and painted black. The base was then glued to the front of the Santa using some wood glue.
Cut out a gingerbread man using the Silhouette machine, then mounted it to some chipboard. Cut it out with a craft knife then apply some glitter. Tie some twine around his neck to make a scarf.
To attach the gingerbread man to Santa's hand drill a small hole into Santa's mitten and poke a small hole into the chipboard hand of the gingerbread man. Use thin wire to tie the hands together.
The completed Santa stand should look like this.
To finish the calendar, cover 2 (2") wood blocks with patterned paper. Then cut out the numbers for each side using the Silhouette.
Your'e now ready to begin counting down the days until Christmas! :)