NOEL - Advent calendar for Doodlebug Design

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Ahhh... after Halloween, I'm happy to go into the Halloween-Christmas transition phase. I'm not the Christmas-starts-on-Nov-first-kinda-lady, but I'm happy to start creating with a new collection. This time, we got the amazingly cool Advent calendars and I tried to embellish mine as cuuuute as I possibly could... :)

To start and give the whole house some color, I used acrylic paint to paint the whole thing with Christmas colors and an ombre effect. I let that dry and in the meantime, I let my Silhouette machine cut out the parts for the cute Santa and reindeer, I bought in the Doodlebug Silhouette store.

When they were done, I assembled them and added details, like cheeks, highlights, scribbled borders... The reindeer also got a gold bow and Santa got some cute little hanging legs, which I made with paper beads.

I added gold glittery paper around the chimney and also added white and gold splatters to the house.

For my little drawers, I wanted to add knobs, so that you'd open them with knobs instead of opening them through the half-circle hole. 
So I cut squares out of 4 colors of Dotted Petite Prints and adhered them to the little drawers, hiding the hole. Then I used different beads and adhered them with hot glue.

I used Abigail, Alphabet Soup and Sunshine Alpha stickers for my numbers and also added another font in gold using a different brand. Then I added two Doodle Pops, enamel stickers, enamel dots and jewels.

I hand-cut out letters in white to write NOEL on the roof and I also die-cut out big stars in gold to add to the roof too. The last thing was adding a scalloped border, suing the same glitter paper.
And in case, you didn't notice, I also added smoke coming out of the chimney... ;) Cute!

Now, I only need to fill it with the cutest little things from Doodlebug and it's ready to go... :)

Have fun decorating your own Advent calendar! :)

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Doodlebug products used:

Advent calendar

Candy Cane Lane collection

Gold enamel dots from Hello Again

Petite Prints dotted in Cupcake, Swimming Pool, Pistachio and Coral


Gold Alphas from Sunshine, Abigail and Alphabet Soup

Other products used:


Gold Alphas

Gold glitter paper


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