Nicole™ Crafts Countdown to Christmas Advent Tree

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by Karen Fennimore, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Countdown to Christmas Advent Tree

The Nicole™ Crafts Countdown to Christmas Advent Tree provides a fun, hands-on, exciting way to countdown to the big holiday!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Paint sides, back and face of tree Yellow Green.
  • 2
    Paint inside of tree Hauser Dark Green.
  • 3
    Shade Edges with Hauser Dark Green. To shade, dip brush in clean water. Place bristles on paper towel until shine goes away. Dip tip in paint and brush around edge.
  • 4
    Paint drawers as shown. You can download the project templates for detailed patterns or you can create your own. Use back end of brushes to dot on eyes and balls. When using pouncers, dip foam end in paint then pounce on paper towel once or twice to remove excess paint. To create glossy accents, brush on glossy accents to use as a glue when you sprinkle on glitter. To create a more dimensional look, use nozzle and apply a thick coat over areas you want to POP. Glossy accents will not run if applied on a flat surface. Always sprinkle glitter over accents when wet. Or forgo the painting part of this step and use decorative scrapbook papers to cover drawers.
  • 5
    When you have finished all details on drawers, shade around edges using Hauser Dark Green or Yellow Green.
  • 6
    Print and punch out numbers. Glue to drawers using tacky glue. When set, apply Glossy Accents over numbers.
  • 7
    Glue jute around outside of tree.
  • 8
    Brush on Glossy Accents over jute. Sprinkle on glitter. Shake off excess.
  • 9
    Tie a 7 inch bow with 25 inch tails. Glue bow at top of tree.
  • 10
    Gather one tail even with top of first drawer. Secure with cloth-covered wire. Glue ribbon to side of tree at gather.
  • 11
    Repeat at third and fifth drawers.
  • 12
    Repeat on the other side with the other tail.
  • 13
    Cut ends of ribbon on an angle.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Advent Tree 20 inch 104564613
  • Darice® 3 ply 28-1/2 lb Natural Jute 104243963
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch Snowcap 104061494
  • Offray® Spool O' Ribbon Red 104188398
  • Nicole™ Crafts Ribbon Burlap 2-1/2 inch x 25 yard Natural 104758710
  • Panacea™ Wire Cloth White 32 gauge 18 inch 12 pc. 104679776
  • McGill® Reach Hole Punch Long 9/16 inch 104094593
  • Sharpie® Permanent Marker Ultra Fine Point Black 104128548
  • Nicole™ Crafts Ultra Fine Premium Glitter 2 oz. Crystal Diamond Dust
  • Ranger Glossy Accents™ 104100594
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dimensional Fabric Paint Value Pack 10 pc. 104136877
  • Americana® Triple Thick Gloss Glaze 104549496
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Flesh Tone 104106684
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Bright Orange 104106645
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Yellow Green 104385003
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Bahama Blue 104521661
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Honey Brown 104106609
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Baby Pink 104106661
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Santa Red 104106615
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Hauser Dark Green 104107551
  • DecoArt® Dazzling Metallics® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Emperors Gold 104106708
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Pouncer 3 pc. Mini 104110702
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Angle Shader 1/2 inch 104118888
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Angle Shader 1/4 inch 104118889
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader Size 8 104118910
  • DDaler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Liner Size 2 104118918
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Aleene's® 4 oz. Original Tacky Glue® 104148018
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