Christmas Advent Cones on a glittery branch, burlap trees and a free printable!

24 Nov
I love my cookie sheet advent calendar, but I wanted another advent that I could use for little treats, special notes and other small holiday goodies. 
So I cut down two very large branches from a tree in my backyard, spray painted them silver and added some glitter.
 Then I used some vintage music paper and made little cones. I embellished them with trim, ribbon, flowers and vintage buttons. I used chipboard numbers and stickers for the days. 

I tried to figure out what to use for the base of the branches. I decided to cover my footed glass vase with burlap.

Then I made some burlap trees by cutting long strips of burlap and wrapping them around Styrofoam cones.
I made a template in Microsoft Publisher. If you would like to use it, click HERE. Tip: in making these cones, punch holes in the back side of the cone so it will hang straight.
 I am linking to the Kimba’s fabulous DIY Day — go over for some ingenious ideas to make your home more beautiful!

 And, there is a wonderful party going on over at Today’s Creative Blog. Go over and see all of the awesomeness!

And, if you would like to WIN one of my handmade advent calendars, click HERE. Also, the New Moon necklace giveaway ends TONIGHT — so if you haven’t entered, you can by clicking HERE.

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I am not! I think a trip to Costco is in order for today…
Have a Terrific Tuesday!

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