I'm posting this early in hopes that you'll do better than I did last year.
I started mine on December 4th.
I clearly remember spray painting in freezing weather,
It wasn't exactly the picture of a joyful family crafting together
in a cozy kitchen enjoying hot chocolate & sugar cookies during
the most wonderful season of all!
~ I'll spare you the details ~
I'm sure you know Kate, she's the one who
I copied inspired me,
if you want to see what it is supposed to look like you must go check out hers,
along with her tutorial. Centsational Girl's Advent Tree
Here's my version...it's part of the Christmas decor in detail boy's room.
Special boxes for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!
I used assorted small jewelry boxes, the square white boxes and white bucketsare from the Dollar Store wedding section, there are several in one package,
small stockings are another fun addition.
I bought a sheet of stick on decorations from the craft store and used what I had for the rest,
scrapbook paper, old Christmas cards, bells, berries, candy, ribbon...
Be sure you don't glue the lid closed on the boxes when you're gluing
your ribbon or decor on top. :)
It's a fun tradition even for a 13 year old who thinks it is
but checks it every single day!