Counting down to the big day is always a tradition in our house, whether it be an advent candle, chocolate advent or even an advent tree. So this time around I thought I would make my own countdown to christmas using Eileen Hull's Box, Candy Drawer Die. I added chocolates to each drawer, one for each day for the countdown. What can I say we all love chocolates in my house!!
The drawers were coloured with Fired Brick Distress Stain and sanded around the edges to add a distressed feel and I covered the sides, top and bottom with mountboard for stability covered with Tim Holtz Merriment paper. I also added a panel to the back of my drawers die cut with Tim Holtz Star Cluster die. I added Hitch Fasteners for the handles.
I added Tim Holtz Prancing Deer to the top, cut from mountboard and adding four die cut layers stuck together so that the deer would stand. I coloured the deer with Distress Stain, adding touches of Gathered Twigs around the edges and a touch of stencilling using the Star Layering Stencil.
Mini Christmas trees and wreath have been added to the top along with wooden baubles.
Each of the drawers has chocolates added, enough for all the family to countdown to Christmas.
To complete I added wooden numbers painted with Distress Stain adding touches of Treasure Gold wax around the edges. I will use these little drawers from year to year and I will add a little gift to the last drawer for Christmas Eve.