As it's now almost December I can now talk about Christmas.
Ocean Loans recently contacted me about this crafty project to combine people's love of their homes, christmas, crafts and advent calendars into one.
I was sent a plain wooden advent house & a voucher to then go to a local craft shop & buy all the bits I feel I need to create my perfect advent house.
I picked up pretty christmassy bits of paper, wooden stars, little buttons, the cutest gingerbread men, numbers, white paint & glue.
I started by painting my whole house white, I had to do four coats of white paint. Who knew?
Then I started fitted the paper to size... easier said than done I promise you...
I started using the red & brown bits of paper but before i stuck it all down I realised I wanted to stick with brown & white paper...
With life being so manic I left my house all prepped but not stuck down for a few days.
Finally finished it; all the doors open & I've put little chocolates in each door.
Now we just need the 1st December to hurry up & we can enjoy our calendar.
It fits in perfectly with our house decor.
Fun & child friendly.
Christmas day door !
This is my finished Advent calendar for the Competition.
I've really enjoyed putting it all together & hopefully it'll now be in our family for years & years to come.
I love it, the children love it too.
*Disclaimer This post is my entry for the advent competition by Ocean finance, I was sent the advent calendar however all photos and opinions remain my own*