Warning: today's post may contain traces of Christmas ... and my sister's as yet undelivered birthday present.
DO NOT READ THIS POST IF:
- you're someone who's still kidding themselves that Christmas is aaaages away [in fact you lost that excuse when we passed the '100 days to go' point] .. and ...
- you're my sister. [You know who you are.]
I wouldn't normally blog a gift before I'd given it but the whole of the 3DJean Design Team blog are sharing their similar projects this month, and so I'm fitting in with that.
Don't worry about it spoiling the surprise for my sister ... when we were growing up [and probably to this day] of the two of us she was the one who didn't feel the need to turn the house upside down searching for Christmas presents ... because it would spoil the surprise. And I don't even think she opened up Easter eggs early, carefully peeled the foil off, pilfered the sweets from inside and then wrapped it all back up again.
That would have been me.
So, now we've got that clear ... let's move on to the project in question [see bottom of post for full supplies list]:
It's based on an idea from Design Team members Effie and Jean - so I can't take the credit for transforming what is listed as a 'wooden keyholder' into a clever Christmas Countdown:
But, once I'd seen theirs I adapted it in my own way, to fit in with some supplies I wanted to use and to create a nostalgic vintage feel:
[You can keep an eye on the 3DJean blog for the further examples coming soon, and there's a non-festive take from Effie already there.]
For further details and tips on how to achieve a similar look visit my 3DJean Design Team post here.
And I'll see you back here soon.
Available from 3DJean:
- Alterable 'wooden keyholder'
- Pion 'Fairytale of Winter' vintage image sheet
- Pion 'Winter Bird' patterned paper
- Pion 'Christmas Poem' patterned paper