Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Decoration Hop!

Welcome to the Christmas Decorations Blog hop with Creations with Becka. If you arrived here from Beckie Woodall's Blog then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by to say Hi, then please start at the beginning of the hop over at Creations with Becka. Please make sure you stop by every blog on the list and leave a comment so you are eligible to win the grand prize blog candy- which is a Cricut cartridge.
So today we thought it would be fun to showcase Christmas Decorations for the Holiday season. There is a great line up of wonderfully talented ladies who have made awesome decorations to share with you.

I made this Advent Calender for my oldest daughter, Jayden (23 months old on Dec 11).

wood board (mine is an extra shelf from the garage)
white spray paint
red paint
paint brush
25 clothes pins
hot glue gun & glue
25 stockings
Modge Podge
adhesive (atg gun & zig glue)
bakers twine
Cricut Expression
Sure Cuts A Lot 2.0

I started by spray painting the shelf white and letting it dry. Then I painted a coat of red paint over top of the white. While the red paint dried I cut out shapes in the vinyl using sure cuts a lot and my Cricut.. I cut out "Jayden" and some angels. Then I put the vinyl "Jayden" on the board where I wanted it and spray painted the board white again. Once the white was done drying I peeled up the vinyl and "Jayden" was in red. Then I placed the 2 vinyl angels on where I wanted them.
I cut small strips of paper to fit over the clothes pins and used modge podge to adhere the paper on. I cut some edged circles, normal cirlces and all the numbers I needed for the advent calender from Sure Cuts A Lot in different colors. I used my ATG gun to adhere the circles together and some Zig glue to put the numbers on. On half of the stockings I tied ribbon or Bakers Twine on to make them longer and hang lower than other stockings so you could see them all. I hot glued the tags onto the stockings. I lined all the clothes pins up on the board where I wanted them and hot glued them down to the board. I then clamped the stockings onto the board. :) Hope you enjoyed my project.

Now onto blog candy! I'm giving away 1 surprise candy. All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you if you win by Sunday Dec 11 2011 by 11:59pm PST. I will draw a winner on Dec 12 (Monday) using and announce it on my blog. You do not need to be a follower.. though I love followers and am having a decent sized candy giveaway on Dec 20 for reaching 300 followers.. so you may wanna stick around for that :).

Don't forget you MUST comment on EVERY blog in the hop for a chance to win Becka's candy!

Your next stop is Lisa Grave!

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Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!


  1. I love this idea! May have to steal it. lol

  2. What a cute way to do an advent calendar! I love the little stockings!

  3. Jamie
    AWESOME! Wow I love love love it. You did a great job, your daughter is going to love it.
    Thank you for being in the hop.
    Creations With Becka

  4. So cute! I bet your daughter is going to love it!


  5. What a great project that is sure to become a family tradition!nice job.

  6. WoW! What a great advent calender!!

  7. This is absolutely fabulous. I hope Jayden will treasure it for years to come. Thanks for sharing it at the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.
    Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT

  8. super cute idea!! I am a new follower!!can't wait to see more of your creativity!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  9. Super cute and unique advent calendar! I love that you used stockings, great job!!

    plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

  10. Really cute idea!

  11. How cute. So original. I like it.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  12. Great Project! Thank you for joining as at Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge

    Getting Cricky JrDT
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  13. Beautiful! What a wonderful Advent calendar. I know your daughter must be loving this and I'm sure it will become a special Christmas memory for her over the years!

  14. This is an awesome advent calendar! Great job!

  15. That is a very creative and cute idea... I am your newest follower! Visit me too sometime! Thanks for the fun Hop!
    Crafty Holiday Hugs,

  16. Love the stockings for the days.

  17. ...ohhh such a talent you are.. fantastic project..
    thanks... mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

  18. This is darling. My family would love it. I will have to get to making one for next year. So cute!

    Smiles Sher

  19. What an adorable calendar! I love the little stockings! Oh how I wish my 23 year old was still 23 months! Enjoy!


  20. First Off, Happy Birthday Jayden!!!! You have a great, Talented Mommy!! Vety Nice Advent Calender!! TFS!! I have been a follower for a while now!! Merry Christmas!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  21. Very cute! Love this idea!

  22. This is a fantastic idea! Great job!

  23. Wow thats a cool project!! Great idea!!! TYFS!

    Getting Cricky JrDt

  24. Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  25. great idea and so simple and cute

  26. Adorable! Thanks for joining us for the Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky with K Andrew!
    Miranda :)
    Getting Cricky JRDT

  27. Ahhhh....this is so cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot! I hope you'll join us again this week!

  28. Adorable! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!


  29. Beautiful! What a fun countdown! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  30. What a cute advent calendar. I love the stockings and you did an amazing job on the board.

    Heather Getting Cricky Jr DT

  31. Oh what a wonderful Advent calendar. Thanks for joining Simply Sunday!!

  32. WOW!! What a unique idea -- SO creative!!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge!! A new challenge starts TODAY, so I hope you'll join us again!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Getting Cricky DTM


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