12.14.2011

May Arts & Graphic 45 Blog Hop - Christmas Emporium Advent Wreath

This is my second post of the day! Please check out the Samantha Walker Blog Hop, too! More chances to win!

Hello, folks! Today I have something special for you! May Arts and Graphic 45 have come together this week for a week FULL of great projects, TONS of inspiration, and, of course, LOTS of prizes!!! Be sure to check out both the May Arts and Graphic 45 blogs for your chance to win some great stuff!!!

The blogs participating today are:
Robin Shakoor
Yuka Hino
Gloria Stengel
Jingle (That's me!)
Jennifer Cowels


And here is my project! I have created an Advent Wreath using the Christmas Emporium collection along with some FABULOUS May Arts ribbon and twine!

Step 6:  Trim ribbon and affix die cuts and tags to embellish the wreath.


Supplies:
Wreath
May Arts Burlap String in red and natural.
May Arts Solid Wired Ribbon in Green
May Arts Metallic Gold Ribbon
Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Papers and Chipboard Die Cuts
Florists Wire
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (or other pillow box die)
Number Stickers (Mine are SRM Press and October Afternoon)

Step 1 - Cut pillow boxes with Sally the Cricut


Begin by cutting out 24 little pillow boxes with Sally the Cricut. (Well, you can't use Sally, you'll have to use your own Cricut. Just say'n.) I chose four papers and cut six from each sheet with plans to do three of each pattern, as the paper is double sided.

Step 2:  Assemble pillow boxes (I did 3 of each design)


Assemble the boxes. This is a great time to enlist the help of your Hubbums. Just say'n. Also, be sure to use a strong adhesive so they don't pop open.

Step 3:  Embellish boxes with burlap string and number them with stickers.


Embellish the boxes with the burlap string and add number stickers (1-24) to each box. Now is also a good time to add the treats inside (small toys or candy...Squinkies would probably work GREAT!) the pillow boxes.

Step 5:  Affix pillow boxes with wire all around the wreath.


Using florists wire affix the boxes to the wreath all over the place! I didn't keep mine in order, as part of the fun is finding the number for that day!

Completed Advent Wreath


Again, using the florists wire, affix the chipboard tags and die cuts as additional decoration on the wreath. Hang your wreath in a place where you can get to it each day to reveal the treats! You could also put slips of paper in each box with the Bible verses to tell the Christmas story along with the goodies!

Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy today's blog hope!

107 comments:

  1. This is very nice - would make a lovely advent calendar! Valerie

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  2. this is so cute !! going to have to check to see if the silhouette store has pillow boxes!

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  3. Ohhhh My Jennifer!! I LOVE this wreath and of course you have given me inspiration for a next years project. Thank you ^_^

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  4. Really nice whreath great job. France

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  5. what a fun way to use the pillow boxes and that ribbon is big and bold!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  6. what a cute idea. What cartridge is the pillow box from?

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  7. I love your wreath. What a cute idea to make it an advent calendar. I think that I may copy this. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Wowser! What a great idea and little ones would love this! Unique.

    Mary

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  9. Wow, your wreath is amazing! I love those pillow boxes!

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  10. Oh, I love advent calendars, and the nieces love squinkies. Great idea.

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  11. Really cute wreath - love anything miniature! Mary Werner

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  12. Fun, Fun, love this. Always amazed at all the Unique ideas you designers come up with. Love the papers too!!!

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  13. Your wreath is beautiful and creative! What a great idea for an advent calendar! Those pillow boxes are so clever and will have lots of uses! Thanks for sharing!

    JamieH

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  14. What an awesome way to showcase that gorgeous paper and ribbon!! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Love it! Don't you love the Art Philosophy cart?

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  16. I love advent calendars they remind me of when i was a child, you did wonderful job

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  17. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Thus advent wreath is very clever, love this project.

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  19. Beautiful wreath.. Liked the idea..

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  20. What a great and easy idea to make a Christmas wreath or Christmas decorations for a tree - Love the idea. Happy Holidays!

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  21. What a cute idea for an Advent calander

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  22. I just got a cricut and i wish I had time to play with my new toy! Blessings. Mary Helen

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  23. I love this idea. Will have to scraplift for my friend...she has little children that would love this! TFS

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  24. Fabulous idea! I wish I had thought of it. lol I have a pillow box die and I'm totally going to make this. Thank you for sharing!

    Sara T

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  25. You are on a pillow box roll. I love this idea. Now, maybe I will actually plug in that Cricut I bought a few months ago!

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  26. OMGosh, not only am I bookmarking your blog for continuing inspiration, I am going to work right away on making those pillows with "Bluebelle the Cricut", LOL.

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  27. What a cute idea to use the pillow boxes on the wreath for an advent calendar! Very cool! Thanks!

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  28. Nice wreath! I don't own a die cutting machine but I'm thinkin..... if I get lucky enough to sit on Santa's lap then maybe I'll ask for one.

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  29. Suuuper Creative! Love this wreath. :)

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  30. What a fun way to do an advent calendar!!

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  31. Great idea for an advent calendar!! TFS and being a part of this wonderful blog hop!
    Beverly
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com

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  32. Great idea to use these boxes on a wreath! Beautiful project!

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  33. I seem to think of an Advent Calendar as something to make and keep forever, but I have seen so many that are adorable and usable for the current year only. I love the wreath. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. A great wreath! I came up with a thought and this would be an dvent calendar with treats/goodies inside the pillow boxes... plan for next year! TFS your great project with us today :-)

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  35. That is a cute wreath with the pillow boxes, thanks.

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  36. SO FUN, Jingle!!!! Looks like you & Sally had a great time! :)

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  37. wow this is simply awesome!! what a great way to do an advent calender. thanks so much for sharing!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  38. I'd like to borrow your Sally the Cricut. I don't have one to make these cute little pillow boxes. Very cute idea! I like it. Thanks!

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  39. What a fantastic idea to use the wreath to make an advent calendar. Just love it.

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  40. Turned out super cute~kiddos will love it!!!

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  41. Terrific idea and the pillow boxes look fab on it. x

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  42. thanks for another idea to use my Cricut. The list is endless. Love your projects.

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  43. Such a fantastic idea TFS!

    Sheron N

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  44. What a wonderful Advent wreath! Love that incredible double ribbon bow. Everyone has done such fabulous projects all week long! TFS.

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  45. Great project...I'm going to have to pull out my Cricut!
    Deb, qoq_1athotmaildotcom

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  46. Wow..Now why didn't I think of that?? Love Love Love this wreath..Pure gorgeousness!

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  47. You are definitely CRAFTastic! (And yes, I still plan on popping by occasionally to grace you with a comment or two....even if I have given up blogging for now.)

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  48. WOW, super cute way of decorating a wreath and that paper collection is fantastic.

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  49. Not only is this wreath gorgeous but, what a FABULOUS idea...I LOVE it!

    Happy Holiday Hugs,
    Naomi

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  50. Cute idea... beautiful vintage look!
    Crafty Holiday Hugs,
    Pendra
    pendrasplace.blogspot.com

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  51. you had me at squinkies!....always looking for a way to gift those. The advent wreath is a great idea.

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  52. ok, so can i open up day 14 now? very cute.

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  53. Super cute idea!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I love this project I cando so mant things with his. So talented!

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  55. That is a gorgeous Advent wreath but can I ask you something? What is a squinkie?

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  56. Oh my, this advent wreath is just wonderful. Love using the pillow boxes. This is so different and a great idea. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  57. What a great idea - an Advent Wreath, very clever. The little pillow boxes are such fun, and the papers make each one so gorgeous, all wrapped in twine - delightful. AND I know what a squinkie is - I've got 3 granddaughters.... LOL

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  58. Whuuuu hey I just did that too, a whole wreath just made from paper. Took me quiete some days but hey its worth it, If you would like that I send you the link, write me!

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  59. What a cute idea for an advent calendar! Love the pillow boxes, great choice of papers ;) Great job, Thanks for sharing!

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  60. This is super cute! Love that you fill them with verses...very sweet!

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  61. What a cute idea ( I name my tools sometime too ! )for a wreath !

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  62. Beautiful wreath! This is a definite "stand out" Christmas decoration!

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  63. I always like different ideas for advent calendars. Yours is very cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. First time I've seen an Advent Wreath...very cute idea, thanks for sharing!

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  65. oh cute!!! what a great idea! thanks for the inspiration!

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  66. Oh my goodness, this is adorable.
    I love it, so so cute.
    Can you tell I think this is awesome :)

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  67. What a great idea and I love those little boxes!!! I have a pattern for some big ones!

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  68. Great idea!!! But...on another subject...I don't get the Squinkies. What's the big deal??? LOL

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  69. Love those little pillboxes!!! So cute an idea :-)

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  70. You and Sally sure did a fine job making this beautiful wreath! What a fun idea too!

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  71. Love that you named your Cricut! The wreath is terrific!

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  72. great advent wreath. thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  73. What a fun idea - I could see me making the kids carefully open the packages so I could reseal them empty and hang them back on the wreath LOL

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  74. This is a lovely idea for advent. I think my family would be nuts for this. TFS.

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  75. I love your wreath, the little pacakges are so cute.
    sdenimandlace1@aol.com

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  76. The little boxes are so adorable. I want to make some and hand them on my tree!

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  77. adorable and very creative, I luv it, thanks for sharing. Very cute!

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  78. Lovely advent wreath. Love the ribbon and papers you used. TFS
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  79. What a wonderful idea, it is beautiful!
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  80. Jingle, This is so pretty and it must have taken you some time to make all the little boxes! Love it!

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  81. Love this wreath! Are there any goodies hiding in those boxes?

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  82. Very, very cute wreath. Thanks for sharing.

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  83. Fabulous idea...my granddaughter will love helping me make these..

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  84. This is tooo stinkin' cute. A great way to use double sided cardstock! It looks like a fun project. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

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  85. what a great idea of using pillow boxes. Thanks for sharing.

    Marianne

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  86. What a creative way to have an Advent calendar..never thought of this before...thx for sharing :)

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