Count down to Christmas Slate!

Hi friends! I had a bag of old roofing slate in my basement and decided to make something with it!

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It is a countdown to Christmas calendar and you can change the days because I used chalk markers by Kynsa to write the date! I also used the labels that came in the kit to make place cards for Christmas dinner. Chalk makers are nice because all you have to do it wipe the writing with a damp cloth to remove it! Perfect for labeling and crafts! Save 10% on the set of 10 markers and 40 labels with this coupon code: KynsaNow

I used acrylic paints to paint the design on the edge of the slate because I wanted that to be permanent. Watch the video to see how!

supplies:
Slate shingle
Acrylic paints & brushes
cardstock
Twine
Jingle bells, berries and ribbon
Liquid Chalk Markers & Labels

Thanks to Kynsa for sponsoring this video! Have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!

 

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Apparently my viewers are smarter than me…{I always knew it was true}

Hi friends! Yesterday I uploaded this video on how to make an advent calendar. The best thing about it were the tips that YOU gave me on YouTube on how to improve it!

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First watch the video then read on for great tips from fellow viewers:

I love the macaroon boxes from Papermart, they come in a set  of 24 but I had already used 11 of them so I did not have enough to make a 24 drawer advent calendar, plus that would be really big and it would be hard to find room for it. Well, pippynoodle suggested that I turn the box around and number the back side of the box 13-24 since the drawers can be opened from either side and Teresa’sHandCrafted Items suggested dividing the drawers in the center which is a great idea if you just have one kid but since I have 3 I would keep the drawers open and just do a refill on day 13. The other great tip came from Violingirl79 who said “Surely it doesn’t matter what order you put it together in if all the box drawers come out? If you get one in the wrong place you just swap the drawers around.” She is right! This project is even more easy and foolproof than I first though (and take it from me, I’m just the fool to prove it!) If you have some cool ideas to share leave a comment, I am getting so many wonderful ideas from you guys today (you are totally doing my job here!)

Supplies

Directions:
1. Paint the fronts of each box green and stamp a number 1-12 on the front. *Remember you can stamp the numbers 13-24 on the back as well for a double-sided calendar!
2. Assemble the boxes and add a duct tape pull tab. Place box in slider sleeve.
3. Glue together boxes in the shape of a Christmas tree as shown.

This project will take about 45 minutes. I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Christmas craft. Thanks so much to my YouTube friends who came up with tips to improve this project and thank you for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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